Directions and Parking

First Pres is located on the corner of Dana and Channing, a block from Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. 

Please note: On Sunday morning, November 9, the Berkeley Half Marathon will be taking place near the First Pres campus. The University Avenue exit on Hwy 80 will be closed, as well as sections of Channing Way, Dwight Way, and Telegraph Avenue. Please expect delays; click here to see the route map. 

Sunday Parking

1. First Pres Garage
On Sundays from 7:30 am–2 pm, visitors and those with mobility issues are invited to park in the First Pres Garage; no sticker or sign-in is required. Enter via the Channing Way driveway. After 2 pm, a First Pres parking sticker or event parking pass is required.

2. Telegraph Channing Garage
Located on Channing across the street from First Pres, this garage is available on Sundays from 8 am–10 pm. Take a ticket upon garage entry and validate it at First Pres Reception, located in the Geneva Hall lobby (validation hours are 8:30 am–1:30 pm). Please note that validation is available only for Sunday worship and certain special events.

3. UC Ellsworth Lot
Located on Channing between Dana and Ellsworth, this lot is available on Sundays from 8 am–11 pm. Park in unmarked spaces. A First Pres parking sticker affixed to your car's right rear bumper is required; pick up a sticker at Reception.


Mid-Week & Saturday Parking

Mid-week parking is available while on church business only in the First Pres Garage from 7 am–11 pm. (Church business applies to services, events, pastoral appointments, etc.) A First Pres parking sticker affixed to your car's right rear bumper is required; visitors without a sticker must sign in at Reception (sign-in hours are 9–5 pm, Monday–Friday). For evening and Saturday parking, a First Pres parking sticker or church event parking pass is required.

Please note that there is no parking in the First Pres Garage on Cal Football home game days.