BKF Parking & Transit
NEW FOR 2012
PARK AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS &
RIDE OUR FREE SHUTTLES TO THE KITE FEST
For preferred access to the Golden Gate Fields Parking use the
Buchanan St. (north) access route.
When traveling south bound on Hwy 80:
the Clevland exit is labled only as "Albany Exit."
When traveling south-bound on Hwy 580:
the Buchanan St. exit is from the freeway's left lane.
AC Transit's 51B Bus serves a route that includes Rockridge Bart, Downtown Berkeley Bart and West Berkeley. The 51B weekend schedule every 25-30 minutes.
51B SOUTH BOUND SCHEDULE 51B NORTH BOUND SCHEDULE
BICYCLE OR WALK FROM WEST BERKELEY & BEYOND:
Many Kite Fest veterans know that one of the easiest ways to get to the even it park in West Berkekely and walk or bike to the Kite Fest via the pedestrian bridge.
VALET BIKE PARKING:
Richmond Spokes will again be providing Valet Bike Parking at the Kite Fest. Though not manditory a small donation to Richmond Spokes is always appreciated.
PARK AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS & RIDE THE FREE SHUTTLES:
Take the Buchanan / Albany exit from Highways 80 or 580, and go west the the Golden Gate Fields. From there our free shuttle buses will take you to the Kite Fest. Parking is $10 per car and includes free shuttle service to and from the festival. We are excited to have Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) joining our kite festival and providing staff for our Golden Fields Overflow parking area. Please remember to never drink and drive. For more information about MADD you can stop by their booth at the Kite Fest or visit: www.MADD.org
PARKING IN THE MARINA:
Limited parking is available within the Berkeley Marina and a free shuttle will serve all lots within the Marina. Parking in the Marina is managed by the Berkeley Rotary Club and your $10 parking fee goes to support valuable community programs.
All fee lots within the Marina are operated under contract with the City of Berkeley by volunteers from the Berkeley Rotary Club. For more information about the Rotary Club please visit: www.Rotary.org
Handicap accessible parking options are available free of charge in speical areas near the festival entrance. All vehicles parked in this area must display the handicap placard
BERKELEY KITE FESTIVAL PARKING ADVISORY:
Please be advised that traffic in the area of the Berkeley Marina may be subject to heavy delays between 10 am and 7 pm on July 28 and 29 for the Annual Berkeley Kite Festival.
Please also be advised that per police and fire safety regulations, parking will be completely prohibited along either sides of major roads in the Marina including University Ave., Marina Blvd, and Spinnaker Way. Vehicle access will also be significantly restricted on Marina Blvd. and Spinnaker Way.
The City will exercise ZERO TOLERANCE for cars parked illegally or on unpaved surfaces. These vehicles damage our land and wildlife. Illegally parked cars will be cited and subject to tow at the owner’s expense. Save money and stress by choosing one of the following parking options listed below. Don’t forget - entrance to the Kite Festival itself is free!
FREE PARKING OPTIONS:
Kite Festival Attendees are asked to consider free parking east of I-80 and walking/biking across our new Bike/Pedestrian Bridge. Enjoy a scenic view of the SF Bay while walking to our great kite display and festival.