To my fellow residents of the Ross Valley, regarding the efforts to Re-Imagine Creek Park in San Anselmo.
There is a lot on the table that is up for ‘transformation’ and I urge residents to find the current
plans online as they do not match up with the graphic presentations found on the Re-Imagine
Information Board, that many of you have noticed at the location known as Creek Plaza.
We are not well-served if we sit back and let these efforts go forward without some close examination.
As someone once sang “you don’t know what you got till it’s gone”.
I have advocated and will continue to a policy of honoring the original design, to repair and restore, increase the border plantings that were originally designed to create an oasis in the midst one of the most highly trafficked zones in Marin County and dedicate personnel to maintain the Park which has not been done since the Parks Department was eliminated some 20 years ago.
It is interesting how San Anselmo keeps looking for some new way to sell itself as a tourist destination. The new signage refers to Historic downtown, yet with a new round of concrete pouring, wall building, designated Children’s zone, the decks under the Redwoods …. Does this town love it’s History? It’s just a Park they say, it can be improved, graded or whatever the compulsion to change that millions of dollars might bring for something “new”.
You do have a choice with this plan, but you will have to speak up or the Creek Park you now know, will be one more fond memory of a time gone by.