March Clean & Green Recap

March Clean & Green Recap

Neither rain nor wind deterred three hearty volunteers who joined RPD gardeners and apprentices on March 9 to plant the Jackson/Pierce entry way.  Bolstered by hot coffee generously provided by Peet's on Fillmore and fortified with a continental breakfast, compliments of the Friends of Alta Plaza Park (FOAPP), they persevered as the weather cleared.  

Please plan to join the Friends and gardeners under much fairer conditions on Saturday, June 8.  Clean & Green Days are a great way to meet neighbors and get a weekend workout!

Shown (L to R): FOAPP board member Ian Chadwick; volunteers Connie Burnikel and Kim Syre; RPD Park Section Supervisor Zack Taylor.  

Meet Our Alta Plaza Park Gardeners

Please extend a warm welcome to Roberto Chavez, who comes to us after 12 years as head groundskeeper at Kezar Stadium.  While highly experienced in turf maintenance, Roberto oversaw the extensive blooms at Pier 39 for 10 years and served the Hunter's Point neighborhood as well.  And continuing to serve two days a week at Alta Plaza is Casey Dos Santos Allen, who also oversees Lafayette Park.

 Roberto replaces Todd Sucy, who has returned to his previous park properties at the Japantown Peace Plaza and the Cottage Row Garden, which borders historic Victorians dating from the mid-1800's.  

 SFRPD apprentices augment the gardeners, and it is hoped that, with the increased maintenance requirements of our new entry way plantings, staffing levels will increase for the beautification of our 12 acre park.