The city is looking at possible uses and improvements at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, as well as the adjacent Veterans Memorial Building and the Maudelle Shirek Building, which is otherwise known as “Old City Hall.”
An open house was held in November and the online survey is available until Jan. 5. City officials say it takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Civic Center Park, located a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, was created after Berkeley voters in 1940 passed a bond measure to acquire the property. It hosts various festivals, a farmers’ market every Saturday morning, and has a playground and an electrically illuminated fountain.
City officials plan to use the public input to select a preferred design concept and funding plan by next summer, with construction planned to start in 2026.
People can receive project updates by emailing with the subject line: “Please add me to Civic Center Vision Plan Project mailing list.”