Feb 22, 2012

Park blooms are here and more are on the way

Rec and Park sent out word that the tulips at the Queen Wilhelmina tulip garden will bloom soon. It's a good time of year to visit the park to find plants in bloom...

...like these redwood sorrel at the Strybing Botanical Garden...

...and this flowering bush in the Panhandle next to the south path near Lyon Street.  
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Feb 18, 2012

Pictures from February Workday

At our Saturday work day on Feb 11, volunteers from the community worked on some projects at the east end of the park. We spread some healthy composted soil around the redwoods at the southeast corner of the park, we removed weeds and soil from the pathway along Baker Street, and we raked a bunch of leaves from beneath the huge eucalyptus trees on the north side of the park.  

While raking up the leaves, the first graders found some wriggly worms. 

Some of our regular repeat volunteers took on the job of clearing the path along Baker Street

Snacktime happened on the back side of the McKinley Monument
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Feb 17, 2012

Playground re-opening tomorrow

After some maintenance work this week, the Panhandle Playground re-opens tomorrow, just in time for the long weekend. If you visit, please share your impressions, either here (publicly) or send me an email. 
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