BERKELEY PATH & PARK STORIES

 

 

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Meet Our Paths:  Above the Claremont Hotel, Challenges and Charms

Path wandering above the landmark Claremont Hotel is an aerobic challenge with rich rewards: panoramic views, notable architecture, and yard-art eye candy.



WHO NEEDS A STAIR CLIMBER?

As my husband Tom and I planned our move from New Jersey to Berkeley in 2003, I declared that my days as a van-driving soccer mom were over




Garber Park: A Natural Treasure Restored

On the south slope of Claremont Canyon above the Claremont Hotel, lies one of the best-kept secrets in the Berkeley-Oakland Hills: Garber Park


TAKE A WALK ON OUR FAVORITE PATHS

“To the harried urban resident, the pathways offer leafy garden corridors of quiet, removed from the world of noise beyond … day after day, as informal extensions of Berkeley’s parks, the pathways give us more ways to enjoy nature.” Paul Grunland

Newly Renamed Path Memorializes California's First Poet Laureate and Librarian: Ina Coolbrith

Last year, we renamed Bret Harte Lane to memorialize California’s first poet Laureate, Ina Coolbrith. 

 
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Our Handrail Corridor Is Finally Finished!

We are pleased to announce the official opening of our handrail corridor: almost a mile of nearly continuous paths, between Euclid Avenue and Grizzly Peak Boulevard, all with handrails. 

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Our Newest Path Will Honor John Muir

Our newest path will also have a new name. Completed this fall, Keeler Walk (#32 on our map) soon will be christened John Muir Path.