News Release-City Launches Park Champions Pilot Program
Meghan Horrigan, City Manager's Office
City Launches Park Champions Pilot Program
City Seeking Volunteers for Andrew Spinas, Sandpiper, and Stulsaft Parks
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—The Redwood City Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department is piloting a new program aimed at building community and boost civic pride by recruiting volunteers to play an active role in stewarding their neighborhood park.
The City is currently seeking volunteer Park Champions for the first three pilot parks—Andrew Spinas, Sandpiper, and Stulsaft. Park Champions can be individuals, families and/or business representatives who live and/or work close to these Redwood City parks.
“The Parks and Recreation Commission is thrilled to launch this program and a full work plan that seeks to further the City’s mission of “Building a Great Community Together” and enhance the City’s strategic initiative focused on ‘a community for all ages’,” said Marcella Padilla, chair of the Parks Recreation and Community Services Commission. “Parks make life better and the Park Champions program empowers community members to take ownership of their park and to encourage their neighbors to reconnect with each other through taking care of the park or simply enjoying it together. The goal is to expand this program over the long term so all parks in Redwood City can benefit.”
Park Champions would work together with the City and their neighbors to steward one of these parks for the wellbeing of everyone, from organizing cleanups to reporting any issues to the City such as repairs or lights needed.
The pilot program will initially focus on three parks, Andrew Spinas Park, Sandpiper Park and Stulstaft Park, located in different areas of the Redwood City community. The pilot program will be launched in phases, with Stulsaft Park Champions starting late June, and Andrew Spinas Park and Sandpiper Park beginning this July.
Pilot park details include:
Andrew Spinas Park: Located at 2nd Avenue and Bay Road, this park features a basketball court, grass area, playground, picnic tables, tennis court and more.
Sandpiper Park: Located at Redwood Shores Parkway and Egret Lane, this park features a baseball diamond, grass area, basketball court, playground and soccer field.
Stulsaft Park: Located at 3737 Farm Hill Blvd, this park features BBQs, hiking trails, grass area, off-leash dog area, picnic tables, playground and more.
Redwood City boasts over 30 unique parks from small neighborhood parks that are only a quarter of an acre, to larger multi-use parks that are 40 acres, to off-leash dog parks and a skate park.
To volunteer and learn more, go here, www.redwoodcity.org/ParkChampions
For all Redwood City park locations, go here, https://www.redwoodcity.org/departments/parks-recreation-and-community-services/parks/park-locations