The Benefits of Exercise: Local Parks in Berkeley and Oakland, California
by Elijah Goldberg
...Continued from The Benefits of Exercise:
Where can I go to exercise?
Dynamic exercising can vastly alter the experience of doing physical activity, and make a once-boring activity fun again. Connecting with your local or regional park can be a valuable asset. While you will likely have to look up possible resources in your area, here are a short list of parks and recreational facilities around Berkeley and Oakland.
Clicking the name of any park will bring up a google maps search directly to that park.
Tilden Park: 2501 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Orinda, CA 94563
Tilden is a beautiful park with plenty of places to hike, walk, and climb. It also includes a golf course and a little farm which has a variety of cute animals, in addition to many miles of sprawling and gorgeous earthy terrain.
FROG Park: 5500 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
With multiple play structures and a bunch of room to walk or run around in, FROG park can be an excellent resource for a bit of daily exercise.
Colby Park: 422 61st St, Oakland, CA 94609
Smaller than either FROG Park or Tilden Park, Colby still a quaint area to do some exercise or just relax.
Joaquin Miller Park: 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland, CA 94602
Containing over 500 acres of woodland, Joaquin Miller Park has been described as "... a gem of history in the Oakland hills." With plenty of paths and beautiful scenery, this park can provide ample exercise for an indefinite amount of time.
Cordonices Park: 1201 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708
With plenty of structures, slides, and stairs, this park is a definite blast whether you're looking for a brisk walk or a Quidditch match.
Redwood Regional Park: 7867 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619
With trees up to 93 feet tall, Redwood Regional Park contains the largest amount of natural standing coast redwood in the East Bay. This beautiful park is a definite must-see, with shady trails and numerous historical landmarks.