DESPITE THE rain, about 40 people turned out on Saturday 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 four 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 approximately $40,000 for the park and got much of the design, landscaping and work donated and secured approval to use the SF PUC land to create a pocket park. San Mateo County helped out by contributing $25,000 to complete the work on this 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. It was wonderful to join in this celebratory ribbon cutting--the park is beautiful!