East Bay Momma

A Frugal Momma Providing a Rich Childhood

College campuses: great park-like toddler adventures!

Tired of all the usual play spots? Want to stroll around lovely grounds with great views and lots of “big kid” watching opportunities for your toddler? We have been spending time at local college campuses.

There is usually decent parking and access to clean bathrooms. Plus the students strolling by often love saying hi and waving, to your kiddo’s delight!

Our favorite spots are UC Berkeley, Mills College and Merritt Community College. Berkeley is great because you have the campus but also all the great stores and cafes surrounding the campus. Mills is heavenly for its’ lush, uncrowded green spaces, big trees and friendly students. Merritt is fabulous for panoramic bay views.

Just a heads up that Laney and Berkeley city college don’t have very toddler friendly campuses.

Enjoy mixing up the playground circuit!

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