play and stunning Bay views, residents cross the Eastshore Freeway to the Berkeley Marina.
Home to the Eastshore State Park, you can bike, walk, or jog through the trails of this park that stretches 8.5 miles along the coast. The preserved and protected wetlands have become an essential refuge for Bay Area wildlife and a favorite spotting location for bird watchers.
Cross The Meadow and walk right out onto the fields and beaches of Cesar Chavez Park. Built on a converted landfill, today the park is beloved by nature lovers drawn to beaches, kite fliers drawn by the strong bay winds and dog walkers who can let their pups off the leash in the 17-acre dog park.
The Berkeley Marina hosts several annual community events that range from Fourth of July fireworks to the annual Shoreline Clean-Up and the educational Berkeley Bay Festival.
For those who'd rather not brave the ocean weather, head to the James Kenney Recreation Center instead. First designated a public park in 1917, today the on-site building serves as meeting space for the community. Outdoors you can let the kids run on the playground or join a game on one of the sports fields. James Kenney has facilities for baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis and volleyball.
Further inland lies Cedar Rose Park. In addition to sports fields and playgrounds of its own, Cedar Rose has an amphitheater stage popular for local programming and is within walking distance from the local community gardens.