John Hinkel Park

John Hinkel Park (HM10EZ)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94707 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.707', W 122° 16.381'

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Clubhouse: John Gregg, Designer, 1918

— Amphitheater: Vernon Dean, Designer, 1934 —

City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 2001

In 1919 John and Ada Hinkel donated seven hillside areas to the City of Berkeley in appreciation of the Boy Scouts' service to the nation during the First World War. Before making their gift, the Hinkels added a playground, trails, a massive stone fireplace, and clubhouse. John Gregg, University of California landscape professor and president of the city's park commission, contributed to the park design and designed the rustic redwood clubhouse.

City landscape designer Vernon Dean planned both Berkeley's Rose Garden and this park's stone-terraced amphitheater. Built by the Civil Works Administration during the Depression, it was home to the California (originally Berkeley) Shakespeare Festival from its founding in 1954 to 1991.
HM NumberHM10EZ
Year Placed2003
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 1:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563918 N 4194427
Decimal Degrees37.89511667, -122.27301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.707', W 122° 16.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 42.42" N, 122° 16' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 Somerset Pl, Berkeley CA 94707, US
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