Celebrate Berkeley Parks at our Fundraiser!

Bring friends and family for an afternoon of camaraderie, food, drink, and music by the Berkeley Old Time String Players at Berkeley Partners for Parks’ annual Fundraiser, 3-5:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 28, at beautiful Halcyon Commons — an abandoned strip transformed into vibrant urban open space.

Dedication of the Halcyon Commons Rejuvenation Project follows. Come see this great example of the kinds of projects Berkeley Partners for Parks makes possible! Meet the people who are creating and revitalizing Berkeley paths, parks, creeksides, even a labyrinth!

Halcyon Commons is on block-long Halcyon Court, between Webster and Prince, one block west of Telegraph. Suggested donation $30; all donations tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Annual update of 2007 Activities

Our annual Update highlights activities of BPFP and our affiliate groups from 2007:

From the Board introduction:

We are hopeful the energizing power of partnerships will become a theme of the 21st century. Around the world individuals are organizing in their local areas to improve their lives, and Berkeley Partners for Parks is a leader in those efforts in our community.

Halcyon Commons – Community Potluck with Live Music

September 30, Sunday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Halcyon Commons – Community Potluck with Live Music
(Halcyon Court at Prince St.)
Come celebrate 15th Anniversary of Halcyon Neighborhood Association, as well as the life in and around the newest park in the City’s park system (dedicated in 1996) – and the only one designed and built and maintained by the neighborhood around it. Bring food and drink to share with others. Lively musical offerings by “Rodeo Victory”, an acoustic folk band, and “Zazous”, a funky Latin Reggae group. Come share in the good vibes and vittles. Contact John Steere for more information: 510-849-1969; jsteere AT igc DOT org

Halcyon Commons Rejuvenation Project Design Charrette

Halcyon Commons Rejuvenation Project
Design Charrette Open to the Community
Sunday, October 8, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Refreshments donated by Whole Foods Market.
Planning for features funded by the UC Chancellor’s Community Partnership Grant to Halcyon Neighborhood Association (fiscal sponsor: Berkeley Partners for Parks), including Animal Cutout Entry Arbor at north end of park, Redesign/Replanting of south end of Park, and Halcyon Bird Sculpture.

* If you would like to participate in planning or facilitating the Design Charrette, or wish to cover the Rejuvenation Project as part of a class project, please contact Nancy Carleton ahead of time. Students welcome!