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Posted on: August 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Ribbon Cutting for El Sobrante Library's Mini-Park

El Sobrante residents will soon enjoy the benefits of extensive new improvements at the public space around the El Sobrante Library.   A September 9 Ribbon Cutting will unveil a new Mini-Park and small amphitheater, and improved parking lot.  There will be a community volunteer planting event immediately after the 12 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony.

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, the El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council, the El Sobrante Library and the Public Works Department are pleased to host the celebration of the recently completed project.  The improvements were funded through East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW funds, local County park dedication funds, the Contra Costa County Public Works Department, and Contra Costa County Library. The new Mini-Park features a plaza including concrete seating, small amphitheater, and a parking lot with drought-friendly pervious concrete, which filters to the creek along with beautiful new landscaping features. 

“The new improvements at the El Sobrante Library will make the library site a more welcome place for community events.  We’re hoping to see more civic celebrations, picnics, reading events and family gatherings at the site” said Supervisor John Gioia.

The El Sobrante Mini-Park project is the result of a partnership between Supervisor John Gioia’s office, Contra Costa County Public Works Department, El Sobrante Library, the San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education & Restoration Society (SPAWNERS), and the community.

Children’s craft and nature activities will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

There will be a community event after the ribbon-cutting where SPAWNERS volunteers and any interested residents can spread mulch and prepare a planting bed for a native plant garden.

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