John Hinkel Park

Location: Berkeley, CA

Size: 1 acre


Landscape improvements at John Hinkel Park preserve and highlight historic elements of the park while improving accessibility, increasing play value, and enriching and extending native planting. Log-based play equipment was selected to promote open-ended, adventurous play for a wide age range, as well as to harmonize with the historic, naturalistic setting of the park and its neighborhood.

Planting throughout the park uses a California native and climate-adapted plant palette, reinforcing the park’s historic character as a place for Berkeley residents to connect with nature. Historic elements throughout the park are preserved and celebrated in this plan. Of special importance are the restored stone walls throughout, and the amphitheater and fireplace.

Location: Berkeley, CA

Size: 1 acre

Landscape improvements at John Hinkel Park preserve and highlight historic elements of the park while improving accessibility, increasing play value, and enriching and extending native planting. Log-based play equipment was selected to promote open-ended, adventurous play for a wide age range, as well as to harmonize with the historic, naturalistic setting of the park and its neighborhood.

Planting throughout the park uses a California native and climate-adapted plant palette, reinforcing the park’s historic character as a place for Berkeley residents to connect with nature. Historic elements throughout the park are preserved and celebrated in this plan. Of special importance are the restored stone walls throughout, and the amphitheater and fireplace.

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