Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Paso Robles City Park is Wrapped in Orange

Tuesday I read in the Paso Robles Daily News that the gazebo in the City Park had been attacked by termites. Even before that we had construction going on in the park. The entire 12th Street entrance walkway and landscaping has been surrounded by orange netting for months. Now with the gazebo tented and surrounded with the orange fencing, it seems as though the city park is wrapped in orange. 

The photo on the right shows part of the tented gazebo with the orange construction fence.

The photo below shows the area closest to the 12th Street entrance. This is where the fountain used to be before the drought. This shot was taken from the north, as you enter the park from Pine Street with 12th Street on the right.



Paso Robles City Park is Wrapped in Orange


The photo below shows the same dry fountain area in February 2011, surrounded by planters with flowers and shrubs. This view is what one walking  in from 12th Street, looking toward the old Carnegie Library, would have seen until recently.

Paso Robles City Park is Wrapped in Orange


The next photo shows you an overview of the orange-wrapped construction zones from a distance as one enters the park from Pine Street.  Do you see the large pine tree leaning toward the gazebo? I hope it doesn't fall on it later on. A drought often weakens the roots and the tree begins to lean before it falls. We had to take out a pine tree that did that this year, and in Templeton one of our trees did fall.


Paso Robles City Park is Wrapped in Orange

Below is a closer look at the leaning tree from the other side of the gazebo, looking toward 12th Street. I'd hate to lose it, since it's the Hospice Memorial Tree.

Paso Robles City Park is Wrapped in Orange

Below is a close-up looking up toward the sign in the Hospice Memorial Tree.

Paso Robles City Park is Wrapped in Orange


They are supposed to remove the tent from the gazebo sometime tomorrow along with the orange fence around it. I can only hope they also finish the rest of the construction before the spring festivals begin in the park.