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“Small but nice”
Review of Cesar Chavez Park

Cesar Chavez Park
Ranked #14 of 84 things to do in Berkeley
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Small but nice”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We came across this by accident as we were going to the old Hospital and found this in it's place. The history was interesting but there is not a lot to see. The garden was lovely. Free to enter. Worth a visit if you are in the area but not worth a long drive.

Visited June 2014
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New York, NY
Level 6 Contributor
333 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this great park - I took my dog here for a walk every morning we were in town, and we both loved the breeze and sun and views here. There is a paved perimeter trail around the park, the west side of which has fantastic views across to San Francisco over the Bay. The east side has lovely views of Berkeley, to boot. And the interior of the park is laced with both paved and dirt paths through the high grass and patches of trees in the park. The dogs LOVE this place - it's off leash in the center, and there are many many happy, well-behaved dogs chasing ground squirrels and jack rabbits and the breeze here. Lots of runners and walkers too, sans dogs. Great place. Wish it was in my backyard!

Visited May 2014
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Modesto, California
Level 6 Contributor
578 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 540 helpful votes
“Great place for a walk on the Bay!”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

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!

Visited February 2014
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Berkeley, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for the 2 and 4-legged!”
Reviewed December 31, 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!

Visited December 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"Nice for walking/looking across the bay"”
Reviewed December 5, 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.

Visited October 2013
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