BPFP Partner Groups

Partner groups bring together concerned neighbors and park users who want to take responsibility for improving specific parks, community gardens, or public landscaping. Working in partnership with City staff when appropriate, citizen volunteers participate in a wide range of activities, from weeding, cleaning, and helping with ongoing maintenance to generating community participation in planning and implementing new park projects.

If you work with a group whose information needs updating, please contact us.


  • Albany Hill, Friends of:
    Providing stewardship for Albany Hill and educating the community about the biodiversity and historical and cultural significance of the hill.
  • Friends of Aquatic Park: See more information about Aquatic Park Dreamland for Kids, Friends of
  • Aquatic Park EGRET:
    EGRET’s volunteers tend native coastal plantings to improve the tidal wetlands for wildlife habitat and also lead walks of the bayshore park’s natural and cultural history. www.egretpark.org
  • Becky Temko Tot Park, Friends of
  • Berkeley Garden Club:
    Not a partner group, but active in many part-related projects including maintaining the butterfly-, hummingbird- and drought-friendly garden at Dreamland for Kids Playground at Aquatic Park. www.berkeleygardenclub.org/‎
  • Berkeley Path Wanderers Association:
    Dedicated to the creation, preservation and restoration of public paths, steps and walkways in Berkeley for the use and enjoyment of all. www.berkeleypaths.org
  • CCCOLA: Citizens4CCOffLeash (Cesar Chavez Dog Park)
  • César Chávez Park, Friends of
  • East Bay Community Garden
  • Every Kid 2 Swim Program:
    The mission of Every Kid 2 Swim is to make sure every child in our community learns to swim. Every child should learn to swim for safety, fun and fitness.
  • Five Creeks, Friends of:
    Friends of Five Creeks is an all-volunteer, hands-on group that seeks to protect and restore the watersheds North Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, and south El Cerrito and Richmond (Schoolhouse, Codornices,Village, Marin, Middle, and Cerrito Creeks, including tributaries such as Blackberry Creek). www.fivecreeks.org
  • Greens at Work
  • Halcyon Commons Neighbors:
    Halcyon Commons is a community-designed and initiated park dedicated in the summer of 1996 in a South Berkeley neighborhood to the southwest of the Ashby-Telegraph intersection.
  • King Courts
  • King Park, Friends of:
    Volunteer group striving to enhance King School Park on Hopkins Street in North Berkeley with a mural, Bay Friendly landscaping, increased play value and safety.
  • Ohlone Park, Friends of (FOOP)
  • Pacific Oaks Community Garden:
  • Volunteers working to create a demonstration garden and edible schoolyard on open space near El Cerrito’s Community Center and Cerrito Vista Park, donating a portion of produce to needy local families.

  • Poetry Garden Friends – Arts Magnet
  • Rose Garden, Friends of
  • Safe Gilman Turf
  • Santa Fe ROW, Friends of:
    The goal of Friends of the Berkeley Santa Fe ROW is to foster the realization of a multi-use public greenway along the Santa Fe Right of Way (SF ROW) in South Berkeley.
  • San Pablo Park, Friends of
  • Schoolhouse Creek Common:
    Schoolhouse Creek Common is located at the Berkeley Adult School whose creation was supported by the Berkeley Unified School District and its neighbors. The park has a play area for young children, benches and picnic tables. Schoolhouse Creek Common has become an integral part of the Adult School, from classes that include the study of native California plants to a place to eat lunch or study.
  • Shorebird Nature Center, Friends of:
    The Shorebird Park Nature Center is the home of the Berkeley Marina Experience programs which consist of the Adventure Playground, The Straw bale Visitors Center and classroom. We provide environmental education, docent training, The Berkeley Bay Festival and the International Shoreline clean-up.
  • Skate Park
  • Block 1800 Sonoma Avenue
  • Take to the Hills:
    The goal of the “Take To The Hills” group is to improve access to the open areas of the Berkeley Hills. Their first project is to replace and upgrade the eroded pathway and steps that go up from the top of Dwight Way on UC land behind the Clark Kerr Campus.
  • Terrace View Park, Friends of:
    Terrace View Park is a small neighborhood park between Fairlawn and Queens Way in the Berkeley hills.
  • TONA: Thousand Oaks Urn Project
  • United Pool Council:
    The United Pool Council is a group of public pool swimmers whose mission is to keep the neighborhood pools public, well maintained, and well used. We are committed to making the health and fitness benefits of swimming available to all Berkeley citizens, and lessons available to all youth regardless of income, skill or fitness level.
  • Westbrae Commons, Friends of
  • Willard Park, Friends of

The following groups have small amounts of funds remaining. If you are connected with one of these groups, or know someone who is, or if you are interested in re-activating the group, please contact us.

  • Berkeley Spark
  • Columbus Aquatic
  • East Bay Labyrinth Project
  • Linn Memorial Fund
  • Michele Martin Memorial
  • Presentation Parkers
  • San Pablo Park, Friends of
  • TOPS — Thousand Oaks Park Support
  • News & events of Berkeley Partners for Parks & its partner groups