DESPITE THE rain, about 40 people turned out to celebrate the opening of a new Pocket Park in North Fair Oaks. The park is located at 18th and Bay Road - just off Marsh Road.
The park's journey started two years ago with $11 in the bank and 4 people working on the effort. At the time the land was empty but for the weeds that covered much of the SFPUC owned property.
Then Sandra Stafford-Ceil got involved.
In two years she raised around $40,000 for the park and got much of the design, landscaping and work donated. San Mateo County helped out by contributing $25,000 to the much needed park.
In an area that has few natural spaces, this park is a welcomed addition. It's a testament to what people can do when they share a dream, work toward it in a positive and collaborative manner and never give up.
Congratulations to everyone for making this park possible. And thank you for including me in the dedication/ribbon cutting ceremony.