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Plywood vs Driftwood at Guerrero Park

August 31, 2009

Did you really think plywood was going to take driftwood’s invasion lying down?

plywood vs driftwood

(That, or giant ninjas are throwing rounded rectangles with impressive accuracy.)

Anyway, those are going to be giant planters. This picture and more on the goings-on of Guerrero Beach at SF.Streetsblog.

And come help plant and paint on Sunday! From the San Jose/Guerrero Coalition:

It’s Guerrero Park!

Guerrero Park is the latest Pavement to Parks project of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Greening, the San Francisco Planning Department, the San Francisco Department of Public Works, and the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency.

Guerrero Park is a six-month experiment to see if spaces like this can be inexpensively reclaimed from being underused roadways to being vibrant pedestrian neighborhood areas.

Over the next few days, hundreds of plants will be added, along with tables and chairs, and, eventually, a children’s play structure and free wi-fi. Residents will continue to be able to access their driveways, of course, and the parking will remain.

However, we need your help!

1. Volunteer to paint, Sunday September 6th, 10AM to 2PM

Sunday, September 6th, 10am to 2pm, volunteer to paint. We supply paint, brushes, rollers, drinks & snacks. San Jose/Guerrero at 28th Street. Please RSVP to so we can provide enough snacks.

No experience necessary!

2. Send money for trees, plants and landscaping

Like Greening Guerrero, Guerrero Park is a joint project of the city and neighborhood, so we’re once again asking for your financial support  to green your neighborhood.

Park funding to date has been provided by generous donations from the California Pacific Medical Foundation, Safeway and by neighbors.

Help us fund the trees, plants and other landscaping materials in Guerrero Park and on adjacent sidewalks.

Donate electronically via secure credit card transaction through Friends of the Urban Forest here:

or write a check to:

Friends of the Urban Forest
c/o San Jose Guerrero Coalition
4101 24th Street, #130
San Francisco, CA 94110
Make sure you put “Guerrero Park” in the memo line.

3. Use the Park!

Go to the park. Sit there, meet your neighbors there, bring food, a laptop, a child.

If it’s not used, it won’t last!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. edog permalink
    September 1, 2009 2:59 pm

    why do we need free wifi in the park?

  2. September 1, 2009 3:35 pm

    Why not? It’s nice to work outside sometimes.

    And god knows AT&T 3G sucks pretty hard.


  3. September 2, 2009 7:50 am

    There are many laptop internet users at Cup-O-Java across the street. The plaza may become a kind of outdoor seating area for the cafe in nice weather. Also, anyone living along the plaza will have free internet access.


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