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Growing Together Day at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area with Parks California and Muralist Joe Colmenares

WHAT: 

On May 14, we are celebrating the community at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. Led by local muralist Joe Colmenares, Parks California, California State Parks, and the California State Coastal Conservancy, we are transforming Candlestick Point’s main entrance into a more welcoming environment for the community of Bayview Hunters Point and beyond.  

Colmenares will lead the painting of the park entry kiosk alongside members of the community. Opportunities include learning about Candlestick’s history and participating local organizations will be hosting interactive activities.

Live music, performances by Hip Hop For Change Inc. & DJ Casanova, food trucks and more! Join us for a day of fun at the park!

WHEN:

Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10 AM – 3 PM

WHERE:

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, 500 Hunters Point Express Way, San Francisco, CA 94124

HOW:

Register on Eventbrite

WHO: 

Muralist Joe Colmenares, Parks California, California State Parks, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, California State Coastal Conservancy, HipHopForChange Inc, and DJ Casonova

QUOTES:

Joe Colmenares (Muralist): “I’m a product of the Bayview, and as bad as it can be, we want to keep the positivity and transform it into what we’d like to see. I think that’s our duty and our mission—to change how folks view the Bayview and Candlestick and nature and this particular park. Because these are beautiful places where beautiful people live, people who want to and continue to give back.”

Armando Quintero (California State Parks Director): “I believe that Growing Together Day is going to be part of a new beginning for this chapter in Candlestick Point SRA’s storied history. With an increased focus on local partnerships, this event with Joe Colmenares Art will not only be a chance to reinvigorate our park entrance but will also be a sign to our visitors and the Bayview Hunters Point community at large that Candlestick Point SRA is open and ready to welcome our neighbors with open arms.”

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Parks California is a statewide nonprofit working to ensure state, regional, and local parks thrive. As the statutory partner to California State Parks, Parks California has a simple mission – to help strengthen parks and inspire all to experience these extraordinary places. From redwood groves and desert springs to urban parks and lighthouses, the organization works with partners to steward these natural wonders and make California’s parks more welcoming, accessible and relevant to all visitors. For more information, please visit parkscalifornia.org.

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