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“Great place for a walk on the Bay!”
Review of Cesar Chavez Park

Cesar Chavez Park
Ranked #13 of 87 things to do in Berkeley
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I have walked the path around this park next to the Bay several times and have enjoyed it every time. There are great views looking towards San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate and Angel Island. Park benches are placed along the way so you can rest and take in the views. There is great birding, always plenty of waterfowl in the water, so don't forget binoculars. During my last walk a week ago I watched cormorants catching fish and gulls trying to steal the fish from them. From January until April there are several burrowing owls that take up residence and can be seen with a careful eye in a protected area off of the pathway. What a thrill this is! The grassy hills are perfect for kite flying, I really enjoy seeing the beautiful kites in the air. You can walk a loop on the pathway or go straight towards the marina and see the boats. This is a great way to enjoy some fresh air and the beautiful outdoors. This is a treasure in Berkeley, one of my favorite cities!

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Really great place to take friends and family, and dogs! We've been enjoying for years, starting with the Adventure playground, where kids build structures with materials (nails, hammers, paint) supplied to them on the spot. Moving on to many different trails on the shore, with incredible views and lots of wildlife. Today, incredibly, there was a wild turkey running around... Only in Berkeley!

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

This park has excellent walking paths, surrounded by not-so-well maintained grasses and treed areas. But it has a wonderful view of the bay, across to San Francisco, and is easily accessed from downtown Berkeley. The facilities are minimal, but for a semi-wilderness park of this type, I wouldn't expect any more.

Thank Jerryama
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

The park has a lovely walking path with beautiful views of the Bay. It is free and easily accessible. No problem with traffic.

Thank ormond42
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

This park is a large rectangle, with a path all the way around. Don't bother with the eastern path as you can hear the I-80 freeway; stay on the western side that overlooks the Bay. Also, don't bother with the interior of the park: it's just poorly-mowed wild grass.

It's usually very breezy here, which is why there are a lot of kites (some the size of small cars) flying on the weekends. Arrive early if you want a decent parking spot.

Thank TreborMints238
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