(4.29) Join the crew from Save the Bay for a cleanup of Collier Point Park, one of the city’s most interesting little parks, and with spectacular views. STB reminds us, “Shoreline trash is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and shoreline cleanups are a great way for volunteers to make a difference.” We have written about this hidden gem before.
The six-acre park — designed by William Warner Architects in 1996 — is accessed right off of Allens Avenue and features fishing piers and a boat ramp, with lots of parking available. There is a path and benches and tables, and naturalistic landscaping supports the look and feel of the place. There are several explanatory text panels with cool old pix.
Novel views of the Iway Bridge, the Hurricane Barrier, and the tugboats across the river, all make for an interesting stroll, but what makes this park unique is that the structural bones of its coal-handling origin have been retained and to great effect. India Point Park was also intensely industrial, but most traces have been removed.
Disposable gloves, trash bags, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Bring your water bottle. Pre-regisration is required. Go to the event page for details.
Mayor Elorza has on occasion made noise about turning this park over to the noxious ATV crowd, to which I say, “From my cold dead hands!”
1pm to 3pm, Friday, April 29, Collier Point Park, 2 Henderson Street, off Allens Avenue, (directions)
The entrance (green arrow) is located on Allens Avenue and marked with a small sign (tiny red arrow). This photo is looking north into the city. Maybe they will mark the entrance somehow. No balloons of course.