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ALAMO: Backers Seeking Input On Look, Feel Of Latest Park

What should Alamo's latest park look like?

A patch of grass. Native plants in riotous explosion. Maybe some public art and a water feature or two. But that’s just us. What do you think Alamo’s newest park should look like?

This spring the Board of Supervisors, on the recommendation of the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), purchased the .70 acre parcel at the corner of Danville Boulevard and Hemme Avenue bounded by the Iron Horse Trail. Now, civic leaders are seeking community input on everything from a name for the space to its future look and feel.

The property, purchased with County Service Area R-7A funds for the purpose of developing a small park adjacent to the trail, has been scrutinized by Supervisor Candace Andersen and walked by area residents with an eye toward putting it to best possible use. A series of community planning sessions convened at monthly Alamo MAC meetings are also geared toward eliciting further input. Visit www.alamoparks.com for more information about the planning process as it becomes available and to take a brief survey.

But, as long as input is being sought, we envision a bronze monument of a certain NEWS24-680 editor, some creative use of indigenous plantings, wild bird feeding stations and some strategically positioned park benches – along a winding path and that public art we mentioned.

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