Saturday: Volunteers Needed to Restore Esmeralda Mini-Park



Work is now underway to restore and rebuild the Esmeralda Mini-Park, with much thanks due to Neighbors Nancy and Joan, who are wrangling the City bureaucracy to ensure that the project is done right. There’s much to be done, so in the grandest and most historic Bernalese tradition, Nancy and Joan are organizing a Neighborly Volunteer Work Day  this Saturday, August 8 to get stuff done:

The Department of Public Works has agreed to rebuild the planter box, trellis, benches and picnic table!

It’s taken a lot of time and effort to get the City to do this rebuild.The planter box and trellis are being rebuilt on site, the benches and picnic table are gone for now but will be replaced with new wood and a fresh paint job soon.

A volunteer workday is happening on August 8 in District 9. As part of the District, we have the opportunity to get tools, supplies and even a carpenter from the City to help us do more work in the Esmeralda Slide Park than the City can do on its own. The Park has been in need of repairs for years. It’s heavily used, not only as a thoroughfare to Bernal Hill, but also as a gathering place with a fabulous slide!

We have assured the City we are an active, dedicated community who will show up to volunteer for the WorkDay in order to aid the City in its effort to upgrade the Esmeralda Slide Park between Winfield St. and Prospect Ave.

Please join us to help with painting, carpentry, planting, and general clean up at Esmeralda and Winfield

Come to the Volunteer Work Day!
(aka, Community CleanTeam Day)

August 8 — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to Joan Carson by August 4
and note whether you want to help with construction, painting or general clean up.

Wear comfortable clothes so you can “get down and dirty”. The City will supply tools and lunch.

We are creating an email list to keep you informed in case you want to participate in future enhancements to the Esmeralda Slide Park.


PHOTOS: Esmeralda Mini-Park in on Aug. 2, 2015, and Esmeralda Slide Work Crew, 1978

6 thoughts on “Saturday: Volunteers Needed to Restore Esmeralda Mini-Park

  1. Just emailed Joan. btw it says to reply by August 4th but this is posted on August 6th. I’m sure it’s a typo 🙂

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