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Citing structural problems, Berkeley closes historic pier

The historic Berkeley pier has been closed to the public due to structural problems. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley has announced the closure of its historic municipal fishing pier due to “considerable structural damage” that has made the popular walkway unsafe for the public. Damage to the concrete decking and support system of the pier […]

Posted inCity, Community

Berkeley plans overdue renovation of Totland playground

Berkeley’s Totland playground, which parks staff concede has been neglected recently, will get a makeover this year. Photo: Natalie Orenstein Berkeley’s Totland playground, which parks staff concede has been neglected recently, will get a makeover this year. Photo: Natalie Orenstein Fans of Berkeley’s beloved Totland will be delighted to know that its current dilapidated state […]

Posted inCity, Nature

Commission, public discuss priorities for Berkeley’s parks

The Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Commission met Oct. 2 to discuss ways to improve the City’s parks. Photo: Eli Wolfe The Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Commission met Oct. 2 to discuss ways to improve the City’s parks. Photo: Eli Wolfe By Eli Wolfe The Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Commission met Wednesday night at the James Kenney Community Center […]

Posted inCity, Community, Nature

4 public meetings planned on future of Berkeley parks

In 2010, the city offered these examples of improvements to be made at Berkeley parks: closed stairs at Remillard Park, drainage problems at Ohlone dog park, inaccessible restrooms at the marina, and deteriorating basketball courts at San Pablo Park. As part of a new planning effort starting next week, Berkeley’s Parks and Waterfront Commission wants […]