Cesar Chavez Park Peace Symbol Gets New Life

The Peace Symbol on the northwest hilltop at Cesar Chavez Park has been saved from choking weeds and enlivened with black and red mulch, just in time for the April 15 peace march in Oakland, thanks to Martin Nicolaus, head of BPFP affiliate We Love Chavez Park. The origins of this informal work of public art are mysterious — if you know, please get in touch with Marty via the contact form on the web site. The park can always use more help. You can help volunteers tend the Memorial Solar Calendar, remove foxtails in the dog park, adopt the peace symbol, or much more.

Also, don’t miss Martin’s beautiful video on the birds of the North Basin, the inlet at the mouth of Schoolhouse Creek, between Cesar Chavez and McLaughlin Eastshore State Park.