A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR A PARK DOWNTOWN…

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If you would like to contribute by check, please
contact Sharon Korotkin, Executive Director, at (510) 301-6709.

 

A COMMUNITY PARK & CAFE

The San Pablo Creekside Property at 4001 & 4011 San Pablo Dam Road (known as the “Mowery Property”) between Bank of America and the Speedway Car Wash, is a unique downtown parcel with access to San Pablo Creek. With the property going up for sale, we have an opportunity to transform it into a central urban park for El Sobrante and surrounding communities.

 

A Gateway Project for Continued Community Improvements
Revitalizes the Downtown Commercial Corridor in El Sobrante
Secures Access for Restoration & Protection of San Pablo Creek

 
 This architectural rendering shows how the Mowery Property at 4001 & 4011 San Pablo Dam Road could be transformed into a Creekside Community Park.  View details  of what is possible!

This architectural rendering shows how the Mowery Property at 4001 & 4011 San Pablo Dam Road could be transformed into a Creekside Community Park. View details of what is possible!

 This aerial view of the Mowery Property at 4001 & 4011 San Pablo Dam Road shows its location in downtown El Sobrante, CA.

This aerial view of the Mowery Property at 4001 & 4011 San Pablo Dam Road shows its location in downtown El Sobrante, CA.

 This is how the gas station looks today.

This is how the gas station looks today.

 This is an architectural vision of how the gas station can be transformed into a coffee house for the Creekside Community Park.

This is an architectural vision of how the gas station can be transformed into a coffee house for the Creekside Community Park.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION The proposed site for the Downtown Community Park is a 1.5 acre parcel for sale, located at 4001 & 4011 San Pablo Dam Road (known as the “Mowery Property”) in the core of downtown El Sobrante.  Its deep configuration abuts San Pablo Creek, giving access for restoration and protection and the beginning of  a boardwalk. Due to its configuration, soon after entering the property the sounds from 30,000 vehicles a day abate for a tranquil tree-populated setting so close to home.

FORMER GAS STATION & REMAINS  The gas station has a clean bill of health from the State of California. That certificate is part of the seller's disclosure package. The tanks were removed many years ago.

DUMPING There were truckloads of concrete rubble and dirt from an unknown source, dumped on the property over a year ago. There are concerns that it might be toxic. To know its contents, the soil will need to be analyzed for contaminants. It may pose a hazard and have to be removed, or it may be all right. The shape it is now in (as a berm) actually adds to the privacy and screening between the Elks Lodge neighbor and the Mowery property line.

HOMELESS CONCERNS A community forum will address these concerns and develop solutions.  It will become a  part of the planning and design process of the park. Some ideas include a perimeter fence with locking gates, added security, a full time gardener and possibly one who resides on the property. Studies show that homeless individuals retreat when a community cares and stays invested and active within its environment. Beautification also helps.

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TODAY!

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MAKE A DONATION

Pledge your support using our Give Lively Campaign, which offers multiple Donor Recognition Levels as well as an option to create your own level of support. All donations are tax-deductible.

If acquisition of the Mowery property is not successful, all monies will be returned. Donations for this first round of funding are strictly for acquisition. Acknowledgment of your gift will be realized in development phases.

If you would like to contribute by check, please contact Sharon Korotkin, Executive Director, at (510) 301-6709.

 

Donor Recognition Program

Each of our Donor options includes a personalized plaque or inscription in recognition of your gift.
It may reference anyone of your choosing, such as a dedication or in memoriam.

 A $200 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a paver with your name on it that will lead individuals, families and friends along pathways throughout the park.

A $200 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a paver with your name on it that will lead individuals, families and friends along pathways throughout the park.

 A $500 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds your name and an interpretive sign to a beautiful tree in our park.

A $500 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds your name and an interpretive sign to a beautiful tree in our park.

 A $2,000 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to a Leaf on our Donor Tree art installation in the Cafe.

A $2,000 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to a Leaf on our Donor Tree art installation in the Cafe.

If you would like to contribute by check, please
contact Sharon Korotkin, Executive Director, at (510) 301-6709.

 

Donor Wall

 A  $10,000 donation  to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to the Donor Wall as a Gold Donor.

A $10,000 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to the Donor Wall as a Gold Donor.

 A  $5,000 donation  to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to the Donor Wall as a Silver Donor.

A $5,000 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to the Donor Wall as a Silver Donor.

 A  $1,000 donation  to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to the Donor Wall as a Bronze Donor.

A $1,000 donation to purchase the Mowery property adds your name to the Donor Wall as a Bronze Donor.

If you would like to contribute by check, please
contact Sharon Korotkin, Executive Director, at (510) 301-6709.

 

Signature Project Sponsors

Each Signature Project Sponsorship to purchase the Mowery property includes recognition via a bronze dedication plaque or incised inscription referencing you or anyone of your choosing, such as a dedication or in memoriam, as well as public acknowledgement at the Opening Ceremony.

  Community Park Cafe –a $450,000 sponsorship donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a bronze dedication plaque in the Cafe.

Community Park Cafe–a $450,000 sponsorship donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a bronze dedication plaque in the Cafe.

  Creekside Boardwalk –a $400,000 sponsorship donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a bronze dedication plaque to the boardwalk.

Creekside Boardwalk–a $400,000 sponsorship donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a bronze dedication plaque to the boardwalk.

  Tree Grove –a $300,000 sponsorship donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a bronze dedication plaque to a tree grove.

Tree Grove–a $300,000 sponsorship donation to purchase the Mowery property adds a bronze dedication plaque to a tree grove.

If you would like to contribute by check, please
contact Sharon Korotkin, Executive Director, at (510) 301-6709.

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

 Sharon Korotkin, Executive Director of Citizens for a Greener El Sobrante, met with members of the El Sobrante Gurdwara Shaib on October 14, 2018 to discuss their support for the Creekside Park for Downtown El Sobrante.

Sharon Korotkin, Executive Director of Citizens for a Greener El Sobrante, met with members of the El Sobrante Gurdwara Shaib on October 14, 2018 to discuss their support for the Creekside Park for Downtown El Sobrante.

Wonderful concept! Desperately needed for the community to feel like it has a center, and a central gathering place.
— CAROLYN COLE
A community park and green space is needed for the children and residents of El Sobrante. Please support this bond initiative.
— RICHARD TAFT
What better way to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding hills and creeks without having to drive miles away.
— DALIA CHALLIS
 

Please sign the petitions to:

Request County funds for park land acquisition

Support Bond Measure for park development and maintenance 
(if you reside in the 94803 zip code area)