People’s Park Lives!

For 54 years, People’s Park has been a liberated patch of land for the landless, a hip-hop and folk music venue, a place to gather, socialize, and enjoy free meals.

Aerial view of street mural, People's Park Lives
Image: Art Koch @arthurKochStudio

Text “SAVETHEPARK” to 41372.
Resistance continues!

East Bay Food Not Bombs continues to serve daily around 3pm, near Telegraph & Haste.

Public space at Telegraph & Dwight.

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UC: Stop destroying our culture & community

Video: Creation and Defense of People’s Park!

Who supports People’s Park?

Dozens of campus orgs, radical projects, and progressive groups support People’s Park as a User-Developed Park.

The Daily Cal will once again stand with the community for calling in a halt to the development of People’s Park.

Daily Californian Editorial Board, 2021

People’s Park … is bustling with human activity all the time, always-already. Basketball, Food Not Bombs, rock concerts, sleeping poets, performing shamans, divine blessings and dad jokes literally flow out of the park.

Miara Baek, "Destroy chancellor’s mansion, not People’s Park"
Peace pole in People's Park reads
  • Berkeley Student Cooperative
  • UC Berkeley Black Student Union
  • Hermanos Unidos
  • POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE
  • Confederated Villages of Lisjan
  • Daily Californian Editorial Board
  • The United Front Against Displacement
  • Berkeley Free Clinic
  • Berkeley Copwatch
  • Berkeley Suitcase Clinic
  • Consider The Homeless
  • 1921 Walnut St. Tenants Association
  • House the Bay
  • Berkeley Food Collective
  • Berkeley Outreach Coalition

There was an abundance here. Imagine a few hundred years ago, there was no concept of hunger or homelessness, and you could drink fresh water out of “strawberry creek” … Confederated Villages of Lisjan Nation stands with [People’s Park] and all who dream and seek to create a new way of life, one in which we remember what our responsibilities are to the earth, water, air and each other.

Corrina Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of the Lisjan Nation

Solidarity with other struggles

People’s Park is not about preserving the past. It’s a set of muddy, dirty blueprints for a world where land can be liberated from capitalism, and where life is valued more than property. The struggle for People’s Park Berkeley is a daily affirmation to protect access to land and commons for landless people.

Recent news from elsewhere

‘Everything Is Gone, and You Become More Lost’: 12 Hours of Chaos as Berkeley Clears Encampment

Park sign with handmade banner reading,
“People’s Park LA.”