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News - December 10, 2010

'Scott Meadow' named for Greer Park activists

Midtown residents Charles and Jean Scott to be honored at Saturday dedication

by Sue Dremann

Charles Scott surveyed the new, green expanse of rolling, hilly lawn at Greer Park in Palo Alto Tuesday, seated at a picnic table he recently helped get the city to install in this corner of the 22-acre park.

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Posted by k
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

I saw the chain link fence from around the park was finally down yesterday! it has been a long time but the park will be re-opened :)
Great story, that park is a huge asset to the neighborhood.

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Posted by Pleased
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 10, 2010 at 11:25 am

This is an excellent article. The Scotts have been true heroes, unselfishly working for a better neighborhood. I agree that it's sad that Jean, a lovely person, did not get to attend the celebration Saturday.

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

I have no doubt Jean will be there - sans body, of course.

I love that the park now takes up most of that very large area, and that one of the two buildings I notice when I drive by is a school.

I can't tell what the second one is, but if it's a business, I'd love to see it move elsewhere and perhaps that remaining building could include rooms for activities and other "park like" activities or be torn down for more park fun.

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Posted by David
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I believe the dedication for the new portion of Greer Park is this weekend (Saturday?). I don't know what time.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Palo Verde
on Dec 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

What is the blue light shining night and day in the middle of the new part of the park? Very annoying unless it has a good reason to be there. I find it very distracting when I am driving by - particularly when it is dark.

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Posted by Pat Markevitch
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 11, 2010 at 10:44 am

I believe the re-opening ceremony is at 1:00 pm. The blue light is most likely a 911 call box. Come down to Greer Park and celebrate with us.

Pat Markevitch
Parks & Recreation Commissioner

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