Tilden Picnic Areas - Berkeley

There are thirteen (13) reservable sites at Tilden Regional Park. Beer and wine are allowed without a permit.

Big Leaf (50 person capacity)

This site is located off Wildcat Canyon Road. This site is nearest to Little Farm and the Visitor Center. Parking in front of site. Two (2) picnic tables are ADA accessible. Flush toilets nearby.

Buckeye (50 person capacity)

This site is located off Lake Anza Road. Parking is above the site.

Carousel (35 person capacity)

This site is located off Central Park Drive. The merry-go-round is near the site.

Fern (50 person capacity)

This site is located off Central Park Drive. Parking is downhill from site. Flush toilets are at the top of the hill.

Island (75 person capacity)

This site is located off Wildcat Canyon Road. This is an ADA accessible site. Parking is adjacent to the site. Flush toilets at site.

Lakeview (50 person capacity)

This site is located off Wildcat Canyon Road. This site has full sun and no shade. There is no view of the lake at this site. There is no water at the site. Inflatable play equipment is allowed with the purchase of an additional permit.

Laurel (150 person capacity)

This site is located off South Park Drive. Parking is 500 yards away. Flush toilets are 200 yards away and up a slight hill. This is a popular wedding site. This site allows inflatable play equipment with the purchase of an additional permit.

Meadow (50 person capacity)

This site is located off Park Drive. Parking is limited on road or in lot across the lawn. There are flush toilets at the site and they are ADA accessible.

Mineral Springs (150 person capacity)

This site is located off Wildcat Canyon Road. Parking is available next to site and has ADA access up a dirt ramp. There is no water at the site.

Orchard (50 person capacity)

There is no shade at the site. A trailhead to Lake Anza is close by. There is no lawn at the site. The parking lot is very small.

Padre (150 person capacity)

This site is located off South Park Drive. This is a popular wedding site. There is a large parking lot adjacent to site with ADA accessibility. Flush toilets are nearby. This site allows inflatable play equipment with the purchase of an additional permit.

Quarry (35 person capacity)

This site is located off Wildcat Canyon Road. This site allows inflatable play equipment with the purchase of an additional permit. There is no water at the site. Parking is very limited near the site.

Willows (100 person capacity)

This site is located off South Park Drive. Parking is next to site and ADA accessible. Flush toilets are uphill and 50 yards away. One (1) picnic table is ADA accessible. There is no lawn or open space at the site.

Visit the Picnic’s Frequently Asked Questions for information on fees, rules, making a reservation, and other important information when making a picnic reservation.


Big Leaf (50 person capacity)


Buckeye (50 person capacity)




Carousel (35 person capacity)


Fern (50 person capacity)


Island (75 person capacity)


Lakeview (50 person capacity)


Laurel (150 person capacity)



Meadow (50 person capacity)



Mineral Springs (150 person capacity)


Orchard (50 person capacity)



Padre (150 person capacity)




Quarry (35 person capacity)


Willows (100 person capacity)



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