El Sobrante Library’s new Mini-Park set for ribbon-cutting

El Sobrante Library's new Mini-Park set for ribbon-cutting
This photo from 2014, posted by Supervisor John Gioia on social media, is from the ribbon-cutting for the construction of the Mini-Park project at the El Sobrante Library. On Sept. 9, another ribbon-cutting, this time for the opening of the completed Mini-Park, is set to take place.

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 9 for extensive new improvements of the public space surrounding the El Sobrante Library.  

Enhancements include a new Mini-Park, small amphitheater and improved parking lot, according to Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia’s office. Right after the ribbon cutting, a community volunteer planting event will take place at noon.

The improvements were funded by East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW funds, county park dedication funds, county Public Works Department and Contra Costa County Library.

“The new improvements at the El Sobrante Library will make the library site a more welcome place for community events,” said Gioia, who helped realize the Mini-Park project in a partnership with the Contra Costa County Public Works Department, El Sobrante Library, the San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education & Restoration Society (SPAWNERS), and the community.