3027 Colby Street, near Prince Street
Archived Q&A and Reviews
RE: Picnic Spots with 6-month old
There is a sweet little park where Colby street dead-ends behind Alta Bates Emergency Room. There is grass, shade, baby swings, toddler play area/sandbox and a few communal toys suitable for babies and toddlers. I used to go there regularly, mostly because it was an easy walk from where I live, and usually pretty quiet. Caveat is that it's not so great if you have to drive to get there -- parking is tough around the hospital. L
RE: 2-year-old's birthday at a park
Dear party mom
My daughter's parties have been successfully held at Bateman park in Berkeley for several years. There is a nice play structure, several swings, a big grassy area with trees, several picnic tables, and, perhaps most importantly, a fence around the perimeter. You can't reserve in advance, you just have to get there early. I have tried to get there to lay out my stuff before 9 am for our Sunday parties. Perhaps you should aim for earlier for Saturday parties. Last year there were three parties in the park in exactly the same two hour window. An infant's birthday party, my 8 year old's party and a 12 year old party. It worked out fine, all the parties cooperated, the space was big enough for every one and it was great. Bateman park on Regent between Prince and Webster, on the dead end street of Alta Bates hospital. Try not to stress, a park party is lots of fun.
park party mom
RE: Park with swings for babies
Try Bateman Park next to Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley. It has a couple of infant swings and is gated.
RE: Parks where Spanish-speaking nannies meet
The woman who takes care of my daughter and many of her fiends who are also care providers, are all Spanish speaking and congregate at Bateman park on Prince St. behind Alta Bates. They don't have any formal kind of play group but are all very welcoming. Liz
there seems to be a lot of spanish speaking nannies at Bateman Park right near Alta Bates hospital on Prince Street. Shoshana
Alta Bates Parks
Parks behind Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley. Two fenced-in playgrounds - one with a fun scary spiral slide for big kids over 3 or so, and another smaller play area for little ones.
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