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.
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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/
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
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.
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.
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.
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.