YOU can help:

  • Save two beautiful, historic civic buildings from "demolition by neglect"
  • Make the Civic Center area "the heart of Berkeley"
  • Expand our city's cultural facilities

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Latest Updates

February 2023 – Planning Phase 2 Continues

The Civic Center Vision Team will present and discuss updated design concepts with the “Super Sub Committee” composed of representatives from several City Commissions in an online meeting, open to the public, on Thursday, February 9, at 11:30 am. They are planning a workshop for Berkeley High students the following week and are hoping to…

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January 2023 – Parks Commission Also Okays Turtle Island Design Concept

The Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Commission met on January 11 and voted to approve the new concept. CCCC members, who met on January 12, remain skeptical about its feasibility and will ask that cost estimates be developed ASAP. Our next meeting will be at noon on January 30, prior to the City Council receiving a…

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December 2022 – Turtle Island, continued

The Civic Arts Commission voted unanimously on December 7 to approve the new conceptual design as presented by Lee Sprague and Marlene Watson. Representatives of the Berkeley Indigenous People’s Day Pow Wows group spoke in support and stated that the design has the blessing of local Ohlone leader Corrina Gould. CCCC members commented about the…

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December 2022 – Turtle Island Monument

The City departments of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront and Civic Arts are presenting a new design for the conversion of the former fountain in Civic Center Park to a Turtle Island Monument and for improvements to the surrounding plaza. They met with the Landmarks Preservation Commission on December 1—see the documentation, including the conceptual design,…

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November 2022 – About the Turtle Island Monument Project

Three City Commissions will be reviewing a revised design for the Turtle Island Monument this month. We have sent the following letter to the commissioners, mayor and vice-mayor: Dear Landmarks Preservation, Civic Arts, Parks Recreation & Waterfront Commissioners, We understand that designs for the Turtle Island Fountain, a monument to the Indigenous community located at…

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The CCCC group is open to any and all interested individuals, particularly those who live or work in Berkeley.

We meet on Zoom about once a month.  To receive notifications about future meetings and discussions, please use the "Join our email list" button below. You can send suggestions or questions using the same contact form, or email

Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 27, 2023, on Zoom at 12 noon.

You can help 

. . . support the next steps by donating to CCCC via our fiscal agent, Berkeley Partners for Parks.  Be sure to enter under Designation: “CCCC.”


Or, you can mail a check made out to “Berkeley Partners for Parks” at PO Box 12521, Berkeley, CA 94712, with “CCCC” in the memo field. Your donation will be tax-deductible.