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Shorebird Park, situated along the southern shoreline at the Berkeley Marina provides great views, the fascinating Shorebird Nature Center, picnicking sites, and children’s play areas.
- Off-street Parking
- Picnic Area
- School-age Play Area
- Tot Play Area
- Walking/Biking Trails
- Wheelchair Accessible
Shorebird Park features grassy picnic areas, a shoreline area with beach, and beautiful views of the bay.
Please respect the unique environment here at the Berkeley Marina’s Shorebird Park. Since 1984 over 30,000 children come each year to learn about this wonderful space and the creatures that have made our park and shore their homes. Please do not feed any animals here. In order to maintain the ecological integrity of the area, we request that you follow these guidelines;
1. Groups under 50 only are allowed to use the picnic site in Shorebird Park.
2. No vehicles other than park maintenance vehicles are allowed to drive into the park.
3. You will be held responsible for any damage caused by your group to the park and facility. The plants and trees in the park are trying to survive on landfill. Please do not break branches for firewood, or any reason.
4. We need your help! Before your group leaves your picnic area, please pick up your garbage, recycle paper, plastic and metals and make the area cleaner than it was when you came. If your garbage does not fit in a nearby can – please take it to the dumpster at the west side of the park. Using our Marine Reserve.
5. Only small, supervised groups may go down to the Rocky shore. Please keep your visit here short- the animals here are not toys.
6. A collecting permit is required to remove any animals from the beach, so do not take any. Remind the children that this is the animals’ home. You are the guest. You wouldn’t want someone to take you from your home. Please do not collect animals in containers. They overheat and die quickly. Handle briefly and put them back where you found them.
7. Rolling rocks crush animals. Pick up small rocks with two hands, look, and then replace the rock green side up, and put the animal in a sheltered place next to the rock. Animals attached to the rock die when left exposed to the sun and predators. Turn the rock so the green is on top.
8. Beware of broken glass and sharp barnacles on bare feet. Garbage can kill animals. If your group would like to help, we can provide you with plastic garbage bags so your kids can pick up plastic trash on the beach or in the park.
Thank you, we appreciate your consideration of the park. We hope to keep it beautiful for all who come to the Berkeley Marina.