The 5.84 acre site was purchased from the Bayer family in the late summer of 2007 with the intent of creating a neighborhood park that would provide opportunities fora community garden, active recreational uses, and various programs and events, while promoting conservation and sustainability.
The master plan for the park was created in response to the needs expressed through a community planning process and the program developed by the partnership between the local nonprofit group LandPaths and the City of Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks and Community Services Department. The park includes a central plaza, children’s play area, skate park, kitchen pavilion, and the renovation of the existing livestock barn. The park provides avariety of cooking options for a variety of different cultures: a Chinese traditional stove, a Mexican stove, an Eritrean mogogo stove, and a traditional American BBQ. The plan integrates park and open space areas with the existing community garden, and working farm program, while creating a much needed new gathering space for the community.