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Artists Reception Friday / Mezes Park Work Starts Monday

Good afternoon – I wanted to let you know about two items: first is a really fun Artists Reception at the Gallery Annex tomorrow night, and second is information about the renovation of Mezes Park, which starts on Monday. Please read below!Thanks,

~ malcolm

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You are invited to the

Gallery Annex – Artists Reception
Friday, February 8, 2013, 5 – 8 pm
At the Gallery Annex, 2115 Broadway

FREE

Join in for an artistic evening with lots of artists, featuring wonderful works in oil, watercolor, and additional work including prints and cards. Meet and talk to the artists about their work and their art! Light refreshments will be served. Come Downtown on Friday night, enjoy some excellent artwork and stimulating conversation…and then be sure to visit one of our great Downtown restaurants for dinner, followed by a show or movie!

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Mezes Park Scheduled for Major Renovation
Work starts Monday, February 11 – park will be closed during renovation (tennis courts will be open)

Redwood City’s Mezes Park will undergo a renovation project beginning Monday, February 11th. The park will be closed during the renovation and parking around the perimeter of the park will be restricted. The tennis courts will remain open; however, they may require occasional temporary closure.

All who enjoy Mezes Park can look forward to some major improvements including:

  • New restroom
  • New play equipment
  • New, safer pathways
  • New pedestrian lights
  • And, a team of Eagle Scouts will be building, donating, and installing a new bench in the park.

Mezes Park is expected to re-open this summer. Redwood City thanks you for your patience during the renovation!

 Mezes Park is a 1.7 acre park donated by Mr. Mezes in 1854. We’re not 100% certain, but according to the City’s consultant, it is the oldest public park in California, and is certainly one of the oldest public parks in the entire country (reportedly second to New York’s Central Park)! It was last renovated in 1976, and a portion of the large playground was replaced by a KaBoom! project in 2009 – so it’s due for some upgrades.

For more information, please contact the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department at 780-7250 or the Engineering Division at 780-7379

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