In the early nineties, this park was a parking lot. The neighbors got together and pushed for common green space. The city argued that they couldn't maintain the parks they already had, so the neighbors said, "We'll do it." The city approved. Volunteers broke the concrete, and planted the trees.
Almost twenty years later, the neighbors still keep their promise. With the help of UC Berkeley volunteers, we clipped back bushes. We pulled every weed we could see. We picked up trash. We spread mulch over the clear soil. We removed and painted over graffiti throughout the whole neighborhood. I am so grateful for all the work that came before me to create this wonderful place, and now for the opportunity to contribute.