Berkeley Parks

72

Bags of

Trash

101

Days Since Last Untrash

0

Bags This Week

Description

This project focuses on untrashing Berkeley Parks.

There is significant overlap with East Bay Creeks.

Results

Updates coming soon.

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Central Berkeley

Becky Temko Totlot

Small park with tot play area.

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Central Berkeley

Presentation Park

Small, well-kept park including a picnic area and playground.

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North Berkeley

Codornices Park

Large, well-used park with a dozen picnic and play areas. The picnic and play areas see significant amounts of trash, some of which flows into the creek below.

Cordonices Creek is an important wildlife resource, and lower stretches of this creek still support steelhead trout.

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North Berkeley

Dorothy Bolte Park

1.2 acre park featuring picnic areas, beautiful views and a 40-foot concrete slide. Tot play area features tot swings, wooden climbing structure with slide and sand.

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North Berkeley

Great Stoneface Park

Park features oaks, large grass area, and picnic areas with BBQ

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North Berkeley

Indian Rock Park

Rock outcrop with carved steps and areas for rock climbing. Vista/overlook has gorgeous view of the San Francisco Bay. Picnic area.

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North Berkeley

Live Oak Park

Very well used 5.5 Acre park with a wide range of facilities. The park is large enough that it is used for festivals in the Summer and sometimes has thousands of visitors in a day.

Cordonices Creek is the centerpiece of this park, and is an important wildlife resource; lower stretches of this creek still support steelhead trout.

To thoroughly clean this site, it will need to be sectioned off and cleaned in stages. Once the legacy trash has been removed new trash will be easier to keep in check.

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North Berkeley

Solano-Peralta Park

Small park with sand area for tots, and benches for lunching.

Sand area needs to be throughly screened to remove wood chips other contaminants.

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South Berkeley

Bateman Mall Park

Bateman Mall Park offers a large grassy area with a tot play area surrounded by trees.

Sand area needs to be throughly screened to remove wood chips other contaminants.

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South Berkeley

Halcyon Commons

Halcyon Commons is a community-designed mini-park featuring a large grassy area surrounded by flowering shrubs and trees, a picnic area, and a tire swing.

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South Berkeley

Le Conte School Park

1.3 Acre park with Baseball/softball field. Tot play area featuring swing, slides, climbers. School-age play area featuring swing, slides, climbers, track ride

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South Berkeley

Oak Park

Small neighborhood park. Oak Park offers a pleasant place to sit.

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South Berkeley

San Pablo Park

13 Acre park, San Pablo Park is Berkeley’s oldest park and offers a wide range of recreational activities for all ages, from baseball and basketball to younger children’s play areas. 

The park is large enough that it will need to be sectioned off to thoroughly clean it.

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Waterfront

Mclaughlin State Park

See Coastal Parks - Mclaughlin Park

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Waterfront

Cesar Chavez Park

Large, 90-acre park. Cesar Chavez Park, built on the site of a former landfill, offers a wide range of recreational opportunities in a marina setting with spectacular views of the three bay bridges, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. 

Trash in the park is primarily along Spinnaker Way, the picnic areas in the Southwest corner, and around trash cans.

The wooded area near the Southwest corner of the park (near the circle) used to have campsites. These campsites have been removed, but it is likely there is still residual trash.

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Waterfront

Marina Seawall

This is a popular hangout spot that is trashed on a daily basis.

The goal of this project is to change a culture of trashing. The key to permanently reducing trashing is to change social norms. We have successfully changed a culture of trashing at other hangout spots through a series of interventions, these include:

Frequent, highly visible, and persistent cleanups during periods of peak use - Afternoons from 3-6 are ideal.

Research shows that clean areas are trashed less; the reason for this is that clean areas send a social signal that trashing isn’t ok here. Put another way: Trash begets Trash. People out cleaning an area - for free even! - reinforces this point.

While cleaning, greet people as you work (“Hey there, just here for the trash”) Stay positive and don’t scold, shame, or correct. Just do the work, and be open and friendly. People respond very positively to this, and you will get a lot of thanks for your work.

Finally, we will put up signs that read: “You Deserve Clean, Beautiful Parks - 48 Bags of Trash Removed” - we have found these signs to be effective at changing behavior.

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Aquatic Park

Northeast Aquatic Park

North and Northeastern side of Aquatic Park including Bolivar Dr. up to and including the playground.

Also included are the areas around the pedestrian bridge in the North.

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Aquatic Park

Western Aquatic Park

This segment includes the Western side of the park from the playground in the North to South Lot. Including the railroad track verge.

Occasional campsites (which are regularly cleared by Parks Dept).

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West Berkeley

Charlie Dorr Mini-Park

Charlie Dorr Mini-Park provides areas to play, picnic, or just sit.

Sand areas need to be regularly screened to remove wood chips other contaminants.

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West Berkeley

James Kenney Park

4.25 Acre park, featuring ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, volleyball, playgrounds picnic areas with BBQ, a Rec center and a gym.

This park is large enough that it will need to be sectioned off to thoroughly clean it.

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Central Berkeley

MLK Jr. Civic Center Park

Well-used park with significant amounts of daily litter. This park often has people camping.

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Central Berkeley

Washington School Park

Play area for the Washington School, open to the public when not in use by school.

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North Berkeley

Contra Costa Rock Park

Small park with great views.

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North Berkeley

Frederick Mini-Park

Small sitting park which is handicapped / wheelchair accessible.

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North Berkeley