Friends of San Pablo Park
Students Complete Evaluation of San Pablo Park
In the Spring 2003 semester, UC Berkeley Landscape Architect students in Professor Louise Mozingo's class conducted surveys of San Pablo Park neighbors, and took this information, along with their own observations, to create concept plans for a redeveloped San Pablo Park. A community meeting was held in May to present the students' ideas and get neighborhood feedback.
In general, the students and Professor Mozingo felt that San Pablo Park's 40 year old design doesn't serve neighborhood residents adequately and the park is in much need of redesign. The park needs to become more neighborhood-focused, as well as serving sports users from all over town. The survey and concept plans can serve us well in advocating for a reinvigorated San Pablo Park. Thanks so much to Professor Mozingo and her students! The survey results and design can be found here.
Other Summer 2003 News
Friends of San Pablo Park is applying for grants to fund informal rec. leaders in the park to provide balls and create play opportunities and structure for the many children who come to the park on their own.
We recently completed the installation of three chess/game tables, two park benches at the school age play area, and a community bulletin board. The game tables were inaugurated with a community dominos tournament. Come on out and check out these new additions.
Grant applications for a climbing wall and renovated community center/new gym were unfortunately not successful.
For more information, email Stephen Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 649-9874.
Zasa Swanson is in the process of developing a reading program for children in San Pablo Park. Contact her at 649-9874, email@example.com.
Dozens of neighborhood residents came out in May 1998 to install a new tot at San Pablo Park. We replaced unsafe play equipment with modern, wheelchair accessible play equipment that emphasizes social, imaginary and active play. Many of the hardest workers were the kids - see the photos! Thanks to the City of Berkeley Parks and Waterfront Department and in particular Roger Ravenstadt, Project Manager and Landscape Architect. Also thanks to the City of Berkeley Disability Commission and Housing Authority Commission for providing the funding. Most of all, thanks to everyone who helped out!
Click here for Photos of the Playground Installation.