Let’s All Celebrate Parque Guadiana!
Green San Miguel
By Donna Phillips
Amigos del Parque Guadiana is a nonprofit group of neighbors working together to improve, protect, and sustain the beauty and integrity of Guadiana Park. Please join us in the park Sunday, August 2, at 4:30pm. We will celebrate our renovation of the upper level of Parque Guadiana with a dedication/blessing.
Sun, Aug 2, 4:30pm
After the brief ceremony, we will have hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, and drinks for sale. Bring the kids, and bring your own picnic dinner if you’d like.
This renovation has cost 536,900 pesos. Using a 15-pesos conversion rate, this totals US$35,793.
All funding has come from donations by the steering committee and our wonderful and caring neighbors and friends.
By the time the upper portion is dedicated:
•A statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe will be added
•A small fountain will be added
•Flowering trees will be added
•Two game tables will be added for checkers, chess, dominoes, etc. Each table will have four seats
•Storage shed will be added (shared between City and APG)
•Benches will be repositioned to accommodate the new design.
Brief History of Amigos del Guadiana Park
January 19: Community meeting held at home of Lisa and Laurie Sandefer
February: Steering committee organized, tree consultant hired, plan discussed with Ecologia, trees cleaned of parasites
March: Spring Festival in the park
April: Started routine park cleaning (weeding, garbage pick-up, adding and transplanting ground cover)
May/June: Started master development plan (with resident input)
October: Fall fundraiser (presented Master Plan/raised more than 10,000 pesos)
November/December: Presented Master Plan to city (well received)
January: Cocktail reception at home of Bob and Patty Brown
February 18: VC & Friends fundraiser
March 21: Spring Festival
April 28: City granted permission for renovation of upper level of park
May 4: Work commenced
Completed work and work in progress
•Park and trees cleaned by Ecologia
•Grass added to lower level
•Ongoing maintenance; need volunteers every Saturday (9am to noon)
•Upper portion renovation will be completed and dedicated on Sunday, August 2, at 4:30pm (in case of rain, the event will be Sunday, August 9, at 4:30pm)