"The Alviso Adobe park is a treasure in our community, offering a trip back in time to the Ohlone days, Spanish Ranchos and the Meadowlark Dairy," said Heidi Murphy, the city's director of library and recreation. "This park also offers vast opportunities for environmental education. Our staff team leads field trips, summer camps, and multiple programs throughout the year."
The 7-acre city park opened in fall 2008 at 3465 Old Foothill Road, right off Foothill Road just south of Foothill High School. The centerpiece is the Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe House, built in 1854 and now registered as a California historical landmark.
"The Alviso Adobe is one of the crown jewels of the Pleasanton Park system and I have been a strong supporter of it since I was first appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission in 1995," Mayor Jerry Thorne said.
"In fact, the stabilization of the building was the first project I was assigned to as a commissioner. The south wall was leaning severely and it was in danger of coming down in a minor earthquake," Thorne added. "I am very proud of what the park has become since then and what it will become in the future."
The Sept. 22 celebration, with no registration required, is supported with assistance from Abbie 4-H, National Charity League and the California Fandango Project (Los Arribe
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