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State Park Art Installation & Community-Centered Mural Creation Event in Bayview on Saturday, May 20

** On-site interviews available **

Media availability from 11 AM – 1 PM

Radio & Broadcast opportunities: Art Installation & Community-Centered Mural Creation Event at state park in Bayview/San Francisco

WHAT: California State Parks’ Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (SRA) and Parks California are hosting a free community event called Growing Together Day to celebrate this unique 252-acre urban oasis and vital state park.

People of all ages are invited to participate in a live art installation and community-centered mural creation led by local resident and muralist Joe ColmenaresColmenares will paint new murals on two buildings near the Pelican Picnic area and invite members of the community to paint with him. Colmenares will be available for media interviews.

Representatives from California State Parks and Parks California will be available for media interviews and can discuss how the two groups are partnering to make Candlestick Point SRA a more welcoming environment for the community of Bayview and beyond.

State Park representatives can also share Candlestick Point’s history of becoming California’s first urban State Recreation Area in 1977, including the prevailing efforts of San Francisco residents who organized in the name of environmental justice to ensure the area evolved into a park open to all following its transition from historic wetlands to landfill.

Growing Together Day is a free day of music, performances, interactive activities, community-based non-profit displays, and food provided by local organizations.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2023

Community event 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Media availability from 11 AM – 1 PM


Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

500 Hunters Point Expressway

San Francisco, CA 94124

DIRECTIONS: Park entrance is 300ft past Candlestick RV Park (see map below)

PARKING: we will cone off designated parking spots for media trucks


Visuals/BROLL available for filming:

  • Local resident and muralist Joe Colmenares creating a custom mural on two buildings at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (SRA)
  • Community members of all ages helping to paint the murals
  • Performances by Bateria Batuci, Sea of Jubilee and more!
  • BROLL opportunities:
    • Panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Hills, and San Bruno Mountain
    • Event activities: live music, art, and more
    • Park goers enjoying a variety of recreational opportunities including windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, picnicking, biking, and bird watching – weather dependent

Interviews available:

  • Joe Colmenares, local resident and muralist (link)
  • Joe Rogers, Interpreter at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, California State Parks
  • Myrian Solis Coronel, Parks California’s Director of Community Engagement
  • Veronica Silva Miranda, Parks California’s Community Engagement Coordinator at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area


This is a free community event. More information about event can be found here.

Map of park entrance:

Sample images from 2022 Growing Together event: