Cesar Chavez Park Berkeley

Cesar Chavez Park Berkeley


From the issue Green Scene

Cesar Greetings

One of the East Bay's most Muni-accessible parks sits right on the edge of the bay, with 90 acres of open space that can be explored by heel or on wheels. Berkeley's César Chávez/North Waterfront Park is a shining example of urban open space. Green hills offer BBQ and picnic perches, grassy knolls are basecamps for kite-fliers, and a designated off-leash area is a fetching good time for dogs. But it's the vistas that really stand out. Enjoy panoramic scenery on the 1.25-mile (round-trip) bay-hugging Dorothy Stegmann Trail, a paved path around the park's perimeter. Benches perched just above the water make nice spots for taking in a little solitude (and a lot of sea breeze), while unobstructed views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the East Bay hills are likely to trigger a camera-phone frenzy. Say, César!

Here's a public transportation route to César Chávez Park via Transit & Trails. The bus is not dog-friendly, but the park is! 

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