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Adventure Playground is a wonderfully unique outdoor play space for children and families.
Visitors to Adventure Playground can enjoy playing on the many kid designed and built forts, boats, and towers, riding the zip line or creating with hammers, saws, paint, and recycled materials. Children under the age of 18 must have a supervising adult registered to attend and watch them during their time at the playground.
Adventure Playground is free for individuals and families during regular hours.
Regular Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in Childcare Program: Thursday and Friday, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
See pricing details below in Drop-in Childcare Program.
School Groups: Monday through Friday
See pricing details below in Group Reservations.
Playground will be closed when there is consistent rain throughout the day.
The Adventure Playground is open for reservations, if you have groups of 5 or more children, Monday through Sunday. There are two 2-hour timeslots each day. Rates are based on the number of children in your group.
Days and Times
Monday through Friday
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday
- 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
- 5-10 Children: $75.00
- 11-20 Children: $105.00
- 21-30 Children: $150.00
- 31-40 Children: $180.00
A group visit to the Adventure Playground can also be combined with a naturalist program in a range of topics.
DROP-IN CHILDCARE PROGRAM
Children 7 years and older can be dropped off, 2:30-5:00 pm, for a total of 3 hours, Thursday and Friday for $10 per group, if adults are staying with child.
We will now offer drop-in childcare on weekends for $10 per child 7 or older, for 3 hours.
A reservation must be made on our online registration portal and staff must be notified upon entry.
Requesting a refund: Please visit Recreation Program Registration for refund information.
We welcome donations of scrap materials that stimulate creative play including:
- clean, untreated, unpainted boards of any length or size
- clean, unpainted plywood
- fabric and other craft items
- sturdy solid wooden furniture (no particle board)
- nails: 8D or smaller
- washable tempera (craft) paint and acrylic paints
- metal hardware or trinkets that kids would enjoy
- work gloves and safety glasses.
We cannot take the following items:
- particleboard (OSM or MDF)
- pressure-treated wood (unless they are longer than 3 feet)
- hard woods
- metal, glass or ceramic materials
- splintery, old or thin wood
- house paint (unless brightly colored)
Donations can be received on weekdays or weekends. Please call or email to coordinate drop-off times.
Are you a talented, enthusiastic, motivated, and responsible individual who enjoys engaging new youth programs? We are recruiting employees for our camps and programs. For more information and application, please visit our employment page. Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventure Playground at the Berkeley Marina opened in 1979. The concept for Adventure Playgrounds originated in Europe after World War II. Lady Marjory Allen, a landscape architect, and children’s advocate studied children playing in the "normal" asphalt and cement playgrounds. She found that they preferred playing with parts that they could move around and manipulate to make their own makeshift structures. The kid-built forts and structures at Adventure Playground create opportunities for children to learn cooperation, meet physical challenges, and gain self-confidence.