Codornices Park offers a wide array of opportunities for recreation and plays in a beautiful hillside setting.
- Baseball/softball fields
- Multi-purpose turf Codornices Park Basketball Court
- Full basketball court
- Tot play area featuring tot train, swings, comfortable benches
- School-age play area featuring famous 40-foot slide hill, wide swings, track run, 8' high wooden framework with slide, sliding post, and net climber.
- Picnic areas for groups and individuals, including BBQ
- Hiking/trails through sunny glade and groves of magnificent oaks, bay trees, and redwoods
- Two forks of Codornices Creek
- The tunnel underneath Euclid Avenue leading to the Berkeley Rose Garden
Group picnic areas and baseball fields are available for reservation or rental. For reservations and further information, please call the City Recreation Office at 510-981-5150
Accessible to picnic tables. Euclid's main entrance and play features are wheelchair accessible.
Open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.
One of Berkeley's first parks, Codornices Park was opened in 1915 with a splendid field house, a fine tennis court, and many other features of the play. Through the agreement of 11th of October 1921, the City of Berkeley leased the property owned by the Water Company (succeeded by the East Bay Municipal Utilities District or EBMUD) for 50 years at a cost of $1.00 a year. In 1967, the City exercised the option of buying the land, and on January 22, 1976, acquired the property from EBMUD for $68,968. In 1970 the softball field was added. In 1980, a civic group, Los Amigos de Codornices, organized to establish a park plan and launch a series of neighborhood work parties to restore roads, meadows, hillsides, bridges, and trails.
Explore Berkeley's Hidden Waterfall in Codornices Park
A hidden waterfall in a quiet forest just steps from bustling Berkeley.
Park along the street across from Berkeley's Codornices Park. Follow the stream to the playground on it’s left side. Taking the route up the hill to the right (do not take a left over the bridge). Continue up several concrete stairs. You will see a path on the left after the first flight of stairs which leads through a wooden gate. Take this path, and go up into the hills. Take any of the paths from here and they'll lead you to lush greenery surrounded by trickling waterfalls. Take a book by the falls and relax, or take a seat on one of the benches along the way. Enjoy the quietness, then head back in the way you came when you're ready.
Find out the park on the way to or off the waterfall. There are a lot of secluded day-use picnic areas, as well as a lake, baseball field, basketball court, playground, concrete slides (fun for all ages!), and hiking trails. The Berkeley Rose Garden is across the street, and it is also a must-see and has a tennis court. Take a picnic lunch for the kids and make a day of it!
By Jeffreymendel Jeffrey Nash - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50308966
This amazing landmark is located near the following amazing must-see sites in Berkeley, California:
- Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- Lawrence Hall of Science
- Indian Rock Park
- Tilden Regional Park
- Berkeley Rose Garden
- César E. Chávez Park
- The University of California Botanical Garden
- Adventure Playground
All of these wonderful points of interest are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!