Aquatic Park is a long linear 100-acre park between Ashby and University Avenue that provides a wide range of recreational opportunities including, walking, biking, picnicking, boating, bird watching and Frisbee golf. The park features a 2.3-mile pedestrian and bicycle path that loops around a central lagoon. This loop is part of the larger Bay Trail project that, when completed, will allow continuous travel for pedestrians and cycles across 500 miles of the San Francisco Bay Shoreline.
The artwork will be located at a prominent, large, curved wall situated along Aquatic Park’s pathway, near the intersection of Addison Street and Bolivar Drive. This location is near the Northwest entry point for the park, adjacent to Berkeley Animal Care Services. Wall dimensions are approximately 42.5’ long x 3.5’ high x 2’ deep.
The goals for the artwork are:
-To enhance the visitor’s experience of Aquatic Park by beautifying its context, reflecting the multi-layered
history of the site, and highlighting its ecological importance.
-To create durable artwork that can withstand public interaction and the natural elements.
The project budget is $70,000 inclusive of the artist fee, design, fabrication, transportation, and installation of the