Park that allows petting zoo for 1 year old's birthday

I'm currently trying to plan a birthday party for my son who is turning 1 this February. It’s a family tradition to have a petting zoo.  Do you know of any parks near Berkeley where we might be able to host such a party? 

Thanks in advance!

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Another possibility would be to host it at Children's Fairyland in Oakland, which is nursery-tale-themed, already has animals, and also has toddler rides and puppet shows (and a pirate ship!).  We did one of my daughter's birthday parties there when she was 2 or 3.  Great fun.  There are picnic tables that can be used for parties.

I don’t know if it’s in the area you’re looking for, but in El Cerrito, there is a park off Moeser called ‘Cerrito Vista Park’. It has the main level of the park with the baseball fields & play ground. Then it has a smaller upper level with a lot of picnic benches & a good sized grassy area.

We live near by, & have see lots of parties there - ones with jumpy houses & even petting zoos. 

I don’t know if you have to book it with the city, but El Cerrito is pretty cool & easy to reach/deal with. 

Hope that helps!