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Rose Garden architect also designed Berkeley’s Aquatic Park

Michael Levy
Monday September 10, 2001



The article about the Municipal Rose Garden reminded me that the landscape architect, Vernon Dean also designed the Berkeley Aquatic Park. This was formed when Interstate-80, then called highway 40, was created, damming a part of the Bay water.The Dean family lived in North Berkeley on Alamo Ave., a one-block street, my parents Sam and Kitty Levy lived at 55 Alamo. My father was also known as “Lee.” 

Please thank Susan Cerney for her fine series of articles about Berkeley. 

Michael Levy