Building Community, Improving Parks

Berkeley Partners for Parks (BPFP) is a citywide nonprofit devoted to supporting parks and open space in Berkeley through encouraging citizen involvement. Since its incorporation in 1994, BPFP has played an instrumental role in bringing additional funding and thousands of hours of volunteer labor (“sweat equity”) to bear on improving Berkeley’s parks, community gardens,and open space. The participation of “adopt-a-park” groups working in partnership with the City and local businesses has led to innovative projects and visible results in dozens of parks and community gardens throughout the City of Berkeley.

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PO Box 12521
Berkeley, CA 94712

510-849-1969 (Phone/fax)

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4 Replies to “Contact”

  1. Dear Berkeley Partners for Parks,

    I am helping my dad with his income taxes. He made a donation to Berkeley Partners for Parks in September 2012. Did you send (U.S. mail) him a confirmation of his donation indicating if it is tax-deductible? He could not find a confirmation letter from you.

    Thank you, Sarah Craig

    (I tried your “contacts” page but it was not working for me)
    re: William Craig’s
    September 3, 2012
    Donation of $150 to Berkeley Partners for Parks

  2. Dear Chair of the Berkeley Parks for Parks, Bowen;

    I’m contacting to invite you and your members to come to our presentation of our Conceptual Rendering and Site Plan of the Rose Garden and Tennis Courts to the Parks Rec and Waterfront Committees next Wednesday on Oct 08, 2014 at Frances Albrier facility, San Pablo Park.

    Our nonprofit architect Paul Ferro at has joined us to help on this project and we’re presenting it finally.

    Also, we’re told by Park Director Scott Ferris that your organization and Charlie started collecting money over “$7,000” to help improve the Rose Garden, and so I’m contacting to see if the money can be donated to our nonprofit organization to pay for the architect’s fee.

    Our organization is originated from the City of Hercules and started expanding our architectural and contract and project management services to the SF Bay Area, which includes the current project we’ve started a few months ago, and we’re a government contacted to do the architectural and construction management services with much lower cost with a matching grant thru the government System for Management.

    I recall having seen the announcement at the last year’s 75th anniversary at the Berkeley Rose Garden that a bond over a quarter of a million for the Rose Garden has been secured for the improvement purposes.

    Therefore, any donation is tax deductible.

    Please help to sustain our architect’s services and Paul Ferro has been spending lots of his time and he is one of the best, as I’ve been utilizing the facilities they designed.

    Look forward to your feedback and see you at the Presentation meeting next week.

    Sincerely yours,

    Pil Orbison, President/Founder
    Ph: (510) 612-3962
    Paul Ferro, AIA,, partner for the nonprofit

  3. Hi BPFP,
    I have moved the peoples bark news berkeley to WordPress and would like to ask you to sign up to follow. I am continuing to publish community events and news pertaining to the SF and General Bay Area.

    Please also continue to send news to me at – If you can, let your list know and have them send me an email and i will contact them to follow me on WordPress

    thank youm john vance – pbnb

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