The Downtown Park as it looked when it was acquired in 2013. As you see it was pretty much a grassy field peppered with beautiful oak trees and wildflowers.
Neighboring vineyards create a peaceful view.
These Valley Oaks are the reason we were given a grant by Ag and Open Space to preserve the grove. Appreciate and treat them kindly for they have given us this space to enjoy!
West County Trail, the path to Graton and beyond!
This elevated walkway through the wetlands during construction in 2020.
You will find lots of people walking their dogs on this trail.
The completed walkway is providing us with terrific views.
South entrance to the walkway.
Even horseback riders enjoy this trail.
Picnic benches invite you to stop and stay for a while.
Plenty of tables from which to choose.
What we have in this community park is a space for community gatherings such as the Farmers Markets, the Holiday Tree lighting, various fundraisers for the schools, the skatepark and the Chamber. In addition it has become a place of joy whether walking ones dog, playing with the children, catching up with a friend over a cup of coffee on one of the benches or picnic tables, doing yoga in the park, riding your bike or just catching some sunshine or shade in a beautiful setting. This Oaks Park is our connection to nature and all its healing properties. We should all take pride in this space, cherish it and appreciate all that went into making it happen, not just for us but for generations to come.
“We can do this,” says FPA Board member Wayne Gibb unloading one of the new picnic tables.
It takes a village as they say. FPA Board members Ken Smith and Nick Johnson hard at work caring for our park.
Check out the current design for the future of the park. Once the plans are approved it will be up to the community to fund its development.
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