Berkeley is bounded by two wild sides that serve as natural parentheses to this compact city. Forested, wildlife-rich Tilden Regional Park forms the city’s eastern boundary. To the west are the San Francisco Bay, wetland habitat, wildlife sanctuary, and the Berkeley Marina.
Berkeley's west edge, the Marina offers experiences ranging from amazing playgrounds and open spaces to waterfront hiking, sailing, sport fishing and great restaurants. The city's annual Fourth of July celebration is here, as well as the Berkeley Kite Festival held the last weekend in July.
Ample, free public parking is available at the Berkeley Marina, and visitors can also access it via AC Transit’s 51B bus line.