Best playgrounds in East Bay, CA

Check out the top playgrounds in East Bay, CA, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. King Pool

1. King Pool

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4 local reviews
Point of interestEstablishment
Tatiana
Public pool, tennis courts and playground.
Francois
25 yard pool near our house, with a playground next to it.
Francois
25 yard pool near our house, with a playground next to it.
1. King Pool

1. King Pool

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4 local reviews
Tatiana
Tatiana
Public pool, tennis courts and playground.
Francois
Francois
25 yard pool near our house, with a playground next to it.
Francois
Francois
25 yard pool near our house, with a playground next to it.
2. Berkeley Marina

2. Berkeley Marina

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39 local reviews
Berkeley Marina, Berkeley
NeighborhoodPolitical
Michael
The San Francisco Bay is at your doorstep. There is a pedestrian bridge that makes it easy to walk or bike t…
Julie
At the west end of University Ave is the marina, a great place to get a view of SF, see the sunset, take a wal…
Jeanny
You can sail, dragonboat (M dock), bring kids to Adventure Playground, go to the Yacht Club or waterfront.
2. Berkeley Marina

2. Berkeley Marina

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39 local reviews
Berkeley Marina, Berkeley
Michael
Michael
The San Francisco Bay is at your doorstep. There is a pedestrian bridge that makes it easy to walk or bike to the Marina. Nice walking tr…
Julie
Julie
At the west end of University Ave is the marina, a great place to get a view of SF, see the sunset, take a walk, or get dinner. The pier is …
Jeanny
Jeanny
You can sail, dragonboat (M dock), bring kids to Adventure Playground, go to the Yacht Club or waterfront.
3. Lake Merritt

3. Lake Merritt

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156 local reviews
Lake Merritt, Oakland
Natural featureEstablishment
Kate
Lake Merritt is a 3-mile walking/running loop. There's a playground nearby on Lakeshore at El Embarcadero. You…
Angie
Lake Merritt is a natural estuary, a 3 mile loop easy to walk or ride bikes with children. There are a playgro…
Rick
The jewel of Oakland, Lake Merritt offers a beautiful place to walk or excecise. There are boats, kayaks and p…
3. Lake Merritt

3. Lake Merritt

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156 local reviews
Lake Merritt, Oakland
Kate
Kate
Lake Merritt is a 3-mile walking/running loop. There's a playground nearby on Lakeshore at El Embarcadero. You can also rent kayaks and padd…
Angie
Angie
Lake Merritt is a natural estuary, a 3 mile loop easy to walk or ride bikes with children. There are a playgrounds around the lake, as well …
Rick
Rick
The jewel of Oakland, Lake Merritt offers a beautiful place to walk or excecise. There are boats, kayaks and paddleboats for rent. Playgroun…
4. San Pablo Park

4. San Pablo Park

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8 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Adreinne
My neighborhood park has tennis courts, baseball, basketball, a recreation center and two kiddy playgrounds.
riley
Popular neighborhood hangout with tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, playground
Birgit
Baseball, Basketball, Unicycle-Basketball Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Boxing, Tennis, Playgrounds, Community…
4. San Pablo Park

4. San Pablo Park

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8 local reviews
Adreinne
Adreinne
My neighborhood park has tennis courts, baseball, basketball, a recreation center and two kiddy playgrounds.
riley
riley
Popular neighborhood hangout with tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, playground
Birgit
Birgit
Baseball, Basketball, Unicycle-Basketball Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Boxing, Tennis, Playgrounds, Community Center with rentable spaces, …
5. Lake Temescal

5. Lake Temescal

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15 local reviews
Lake Temescal, Oakland
Natural featureEstablishment
SW
Lake beach and playground 1/2 mile away
Susan
Within walking distance of our house. A very nice regional park with large grassy areas, picnic tables, childr…
Rachel
Swimming in the summer, nice area for strolling in nature & picnicking.
5. Lake Temescal

5. Lake Temescal

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15 local reviews
Lake Temescal, Oakland
SW
SW
Lake beach and playground 1/2 mile away
Susan
Susan
Within walking distance of our house. A very nice regional park with large grassy areas, picnic tables, children's playground, a lake with s…
Rachel
Rachel
Swimming in the summer, nice area for strolling in nature & picnicking.
6. Berkeley Rose Garden

6. Berkeley Rose Garden

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14 local reviews
ParkEstablishment
Marten
Beautiful park, playground for children. Excellent view over the bay.
Breeze
Has a playground for kiddos. Nice for a picnic or to throw the ball around ;)
Murray & Janice
Beautiful view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tennis courts, playground and picnic areas.
6. Berkeley Rose Garden

6. Berkeley Rose Garden

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14 local reviews
Marten
Marten
Beautiful park, playground for children. Excellent view over the bay.
Breeze
Breeze
Has a playground for kiddos. Nice for a picnic or to throw the ball around ;)
Murray & Janice
Murray & Janice
Beautiful view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tennis courts, playground and picnic areas.
7. Frog Park

7. Frog Park

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10 local reviews
5500 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
+1 510 420-1375
Park
Mark + Katie
Great park / playground for the younger set. Perfect for burning off some energy after the farmers market.
Stephen
This greenbelt spans over 3 blocks, anchored by a great playground on either end, especially on the North end…
Julie
Good park/playground for kiddos. Adjacent to Temescal farmers market on Sunday mornings.
7. Frog Park

7. Frog Park

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10 local reviews
5500 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
+1 510 420-1375
Mark + Katie
Mark + Katie
Great park / playground for the younger set. Perfect for burning off some energy after the farmers market.
Stephen
Stephen
This greenbelt spans over 3 blocks, anchored by a great playground on either end, especially on the North end. This path is also the best wa…
Julie
Julie
Good park/playground for kiddos. Adjacent to Temescal farmers market on Sunday mornings.
8. Aquatic Park

8. Aquatic Park

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13 local reviews
Aquatic Park, Berkeley
NeighborhoodPolitical
Louis
Good for a nice walk, frisbee golf, and kids playground.
Tyger
Awesome playground and beautiful walk along the water.
Melanie
Large frisbee golf course, playground and trail around a lake
8. Aquatic Park

8. Aquatic Park

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13 local reviews
Aquatic Park, Berkeley
Louis
Louis
Good for a nice walk, frisbee golf, and kids playground.
Tyger
Tyger
Awesome playground and beautiful walk along the water.
Melanie
Melanie
Large frisbee golf course, playground and trail around a lake
9. Berkeley Rose Garden

9. Berkeley Rose Garden

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31 local reviews
1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-981-6637
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jenn & Paul
This is a beautiful place to go for a view, a stroll through the foliage, or to make use of the playground/par…
Sean
Beautiful roses, next to a park and a playground, quite a few different trails for wandering around.
Albena
Great in May!
9. Berkeley Rose Garden

9. Berkeley Rose Garden

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31 local reviews
1200 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-981-6637
Jenn & Paul
Jenn & Paul
This is a beautiful place to go for a view, a stroll through the foliage, or to make use of the playground/park with hiking across the acros…
Sean
Sean
Beautiful roses, next to a park and a playground, quite a few different trails for wandering around.
Albena
Albena
Great in May!
10. Cedar Rose Park

10. Cedar Rose Park

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6 local reviews
1300 Rose Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-981-5150
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Elena
This is the nearest playground and park for the kids.
Tatiana
Great park with two playgrounds, tennis courts and big play field.
Elena
This is the nearest playground and park for the kids.
10. Cedar Rose Park

10. Cedar Rose Park

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6 local reviews
1300 Rose Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-981-5150
Elena
Elena
This is the nearest playground and park for the kids.
Tatiana
Tatiana
Great park with two playgrounds, tennis courts and big play field.
Elena
Elena
This is the nearest playground and park for the kids.
11. Dracena Quarry Park

11. Dracena Quarry Park

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4 local reviews
130 Dracena Avenue, Piedmont
+1 510-420-3050
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Adam
Climbing wall, playground.
Angie
Fun, peaceful for playground kids
Julie
Great park/playground for kiddos, in a quarry, in a very upscale neighborhood.
11. Dracena Quarry Park

11. Dracena Quarry Park

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4 local reviews
130 Dracena Avenue, Piedmont
+1 510-420-3050
Adam
Adam
Climbing wall, playground.
Angie
Angie
Fun, peaceful for playground kids
Julie
Julie
Great park/playground for kiddos, in a quarry, in a very upscale neighborhood.
12. Adventure Playground

12. Adventure Playground

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12 local reviews
160 University Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510 981-6720
Playground
David
This is my kids' favorite activity in San Francisco. This amazing playground is built by the kids. When you go…
Michael
This is an outdoor facility at the Berkeley Marina featuring unique play experiences and staff who encourage c…
Kelli
Adventure Playground is wonderful to drop your kids off at. It has creative vibes and many safety rules as wel…
12. Adventure Playground

12. Adventure Playground

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12 local reviews
160 University Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510 981-6720
David
David
This is my kids' favorite activity in San Francisco. This amazing playground is built by the kids. When you go, they will hand you a hammer …
Michael
Michael
This is an outdoor facility at the Berkeley Marina featuring unique play experiences and staff who encourage children to play and build crea…
Kelli
Kelli
Adventure Playground is wonderful to drop your kids off at. It has creative vibes and many safety rules as well. You can spend the day with …