June 24, 2009 > Rotarians enhance rest stop on Mission Creek
Rotarians enhance rest stop on Mission Creek
Submitted By Lila Bringhurst
In April 2008, the Rotary Club of Mission San Jose built and dedicated the Mission Creekwalk Historic Site. The club donated and installed two historic plaques that tell the history of John and Elizabeth Horner and other local farmers. The club also replaced six interpretive signs along the creek that were originally installed in 2003 as part of the creek restoration work done by several agencies, including the Alameda County Flood Control District. Joyce Blueford of the Math Science Nucleus helped coordinate the sign replacement efforts.
Five redwood log benches and two redwood tables were planned for the site but the delivery of cut timber for two redwood tables was delayed. Finally, on Saturday, June 20, a volunteer work crew assembled the tables. The small park has become a popular rest stop for local residents and visitors who walk along Mission Creek between Palm Avenue and Driscoll Road.