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Adventure Playground - Berkeley - 160 University Ave

Due to COVID-19, facilities, programs, and businesses may have modified operations or be temporarily closed – call first.

Adventure Playground

160 University Ave Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, California 94710
510-981-6720
Hours:

Sa-Su 11am - 3:45pm
Heavy rain closes playground.

With prior approval: small or long 2x4 or 4x6's, Fabric, sturdy wooden furniture, 8D or 16D sinker nails (not galvanized, please), Washable tempera paint, 3/4" or 1" thick plywood pieces, small blocks of wood, Functional tools & hardware. 

No pressed wood or particle board. No pallets. No materials that could hurt a young child with bare hands - no metal, sharp, splintery wood or house paint. No old wood or thin wood please. No pressure treated wood

The Adventure Playground at the Berkeley Marina was opened in 1979. It is a wonderfully unique outdoor facility where staff encourage children to play and build creatively.  Come climb on the many unusual kid designed and built forts, boats, and towers. Ride the zip line or hammer, saw, and paint. Participants have the option to pre-register online, or walk-in for pre-determined 1 hour sessions.   

Item Notes Method Destination
Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials washable tempera paint and good condition brushes
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Fire Hoses Call to inquire. For making nets, hammocks, swings, tight ropes.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Hardware & Fasteners 8D or 16D sinker nails (not galvanized, please)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Plastic Bucket Clean and dry, working handle 5g buckets (to hold tools)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Sporting Goods - Working plastic slides from play structures, climbing walls, climbing rope. Call to inquire. Thick marine/maritime rope, very thick playground netting for climbing.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Textiles - Good Condition/Size Sail cloth, outdoor fabric (old standing umbrellas) or such to repurpose into creative flags
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working Saws, hammers
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Wood - Untreated small or long 2x4 or 4x6's, small blocks of wood, 3/4" or 1" thick plywood pieces
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse

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