September 21, 2013

North Fair Oaks Pocket Park Opens

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.

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