The Berkeley Marina is an urban retreat, boasting over 100 acres of park space, 7 miles of trails, picnic areas, a 17-acre off-leash dog area, bird-watching, educational programming at the Shorebird Park Nature Center, the nationally celebrated Adventure Playground, unparalleled panoramic views, and amenities for boaters and non-boaters alike.
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Have you looked at the bar b q sites at the Berkeley Marina near the Shorebird Nature Center? You also have a play area and bathrooms. As an alternative, we have gone out on a friend's boat, anchored off Angel Island, and bar b qued on the boat. Angel Island also has bar b que sites and bathrooms in Ayala Cove. kl
RE: places to take out-of-town kids
The Berkeley Marina might work well for you here. You can fly kites in Cesar Chavez park, and get great views of the bay, golden gate bridge, etc. from there. This is on the right side of the Marina as you are going in; on the left is Adventure Playground (alright for the six year old, but probably too advanced for the 3.5 year old), but there is also some standard play equipment.