Have a Blast with Kids at Tilden Park

Follow this checklist before visiting this family-friendly park.

By Red Tricycle
|  Saturday, Feb 25, 2012  |  Updated 8:31 PM PDT
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Have a Blast with Kids at Tilden Park

Red Tricycle

The garden is a beautiful place to walk around and relax surrounded by an incredible diversity of plants in the canyon.

An East Bay institution, Tilden Park offers a full day of fun for the entire family, all just a hop from Berkeley’s thriving Solano area. Besides having one of the best animal farms for the younger crowd, the park packs an amazing variety of family-friendly features. From a miniature steam train to a botanical garden to a vintage merry-go-round, it’s fair to declare Tilden Park the perfect choice for any weekend outing. Expect to be happy that you brought that picnic lunch because the picnic areas framed by eucalyptus and oak groves are just what junior needs to roam around – and for you to feel like you got away from it all in the Berkeley hills.

When to go: Tilden Park is a year-round park, but to enjoy the swimming features of Lake Anza, you’ll need to wait for the summer.

How to get there: to reach the Little Farm area, take Buchanan Avenue on I-80 in Berkeley and go east on Buchanan. Stay straight on Marin Avenue and make a left on Spruce Street. At the top of the hill...

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