Message from the Arroyo Brigade
"For the past four weeks,
the "Arroyo Brigade" (that's us), have uncovered a
unique mini-park at the N.E. corner of the San Rafael Bridge at
S. Arroyo Blvd.
"Neglected for what
appears to be decades, stone walkways have been discovered under
literally tons of debris and discards. A natural grove with a
view of the San Rafael Bridge and west canyon wall has been
cleared of tangles of weeds, tree branches, wild vines and
"A haven for transients,
unseen by passersby, was cleared of hundreds of abandoned
articles. Weeds, tree branches and debris forcing joggers to use
the pavement have been cleared allowing use of the restored
path. Arroyo stone walls unseen for many years are now being
"A virtually unused park
bench was cleaned and will be repainted.
"We invite you to visit
and see what we have accomplished thus far. This is the result
of an effort by four volunteers, Barbara Dahn, Gary Cowles, Roy
Begley and Ray Dashner.
"We ponder the question
as to how this City could possibly be so neglectful of it's own
-- Raymond Dashner