The Arbor Park Public Art project enhances the existing park by creating a safe and inviting public space for art expression, which includes the display of public art, ADA accessible viewing area, bench seating, and drought resistant plantings and trees. This project was brought to fruition through the collaborative efforts of several groups, organizations, and individual contributors.
The project was funded by the City of San Rafael, County of Marin, San Francisco Foundation, Safeway Foundation, Terra Linda HOA, and various individual donors through grants and crowd source fundraising. Youth In Arts and a mentor artist hosted a six-week emerging artist workshop with ten teenage artists to develop the art concept for Arbor Park using Freedom, Justice, and Liberty as the three guiding pillars. City staff worked with the San Rafael Social Justice Community Art Group and a local architect, Blue Mountain Architecture, to develop the construction drawings for the project, which were completed in Spring 2022.
Construction of this public art project commenced in Summer 2022 and was recently completed in mid-October 2022. Please join the celebration ceremony for the unveiling of “Regeneration” at Arbor Park on Saturday, October 22 at 11AM.
For more information regarding the celebration and project, please visit: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/arbor-park-celebration/