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A Sunday Walk to the Berkeley Rose Garden + Cragmont Rock Park

Now open for RSVPs. The only cost is $3 cash for adults. At 11:00 AM we will meet in front of "PIQ Berkeley," which is a cafe, bakery, pizza place, close to the Berkeley Downtown BART Station. They open at 9:00 AM, and I will try to sit at one of the several tables outside with the big umbrellas. We will eat our sack lunches at the Berkeley Rose Garden so people should either bring a lunch or buy one at our starting point or one of the many other cafes and sandwich places nearby. I advise bringing water and some paper towels.

We will probably start walking at 11:20 AM. I will try to get us a short tour of the David Brower Center in the morning. We will walk to areas around and also North of the Rose Garden hard uphill all the way to our furthest North and highest spot, Cragmont Rock Park. Then it is easy returning, all downhill. We will walk several stairways and passageways. We will visit the Berkeley Art Center near Live Oak Park. I estimate the distance at 5 miles and estimate our return to our starting point at 4:00 PM.

Here is a link to PIQ Berkeley: http://www.piqberkeley.com/

Below is a link to a site about the Berkeley Rose Garden

http://www.berkeleyheritage.com/berkeley_landmarks/municipal-rose-garden.html

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Photos below show what we will see on this walk in the right order.

We have a starting point (above) called PIQ Berkeley.

Above is a closer view of PIQ Berkeley (Cafe, Bakery, Pizza).

Walking through the religious schools.

A double staircase before we reach the Berkeley Rose Garden.

A wedding in progress with live music at the rose garden.

A wedding in progress with live music at the rose garden.

Some flowers at the rose garden [masked]).

Flowers after rose garden, but before we reached Cragmont Rock.

A view South from Cragmont Rock Park looking at UC Berkeley.

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  • Howard S.

    We were walking down a pathway in Berkeley right after visiting Cragmont Rock Park and saw a deer in front of us walking up the pathway towards us. It quickly fled into a residence's backyard. We enjoyed 2 extra things this time because the David Brower Center and the Berkeley Art Center were both open for us. We arrived back at our starting point at 3:49 PM, 11 minutes early. That may be because our group this time was extraordinarily small, 10.

    June 16, 2014

  • Jia C.

    Great experience as well! I hope to join and see all of you again soon. Thank you Howard!

    June 15, 2014

  • Ruby H

    Loved it!

    June 15, 2014

  • Ruby H

    What a great first meetup experience! I enjoyed every minute! Thank you, Howard!

    June 15, 2014

  • April J.

    The walk was great thanks again !

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Elise

    I'm new to BART and didn't realize how long it would take to get from SF to downtown Berkeley on a Sunday! I really wanted to go on this walk! Oh, well ;{

    June 15, 2014

  • Joseph C J.

    Tied down.

    June 15, 2014

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