Black Point Garden (New 2021)

Chairman:  Shane Looper, slooper@sbcglobal.net

Upon conclusion of Project Mission Blue with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy that raised $23,000+ from 2011-2021, a new five-year project was approved by the Board of Directors, Black Point Historic Gardens. It is approximately one-acre in size overlooking Aquatic Park, strategically located near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco’s tourist district where 10-12 million people from all over the world visit. (See photo below of overhead view.)
 
The gardens have been neglected since 1972 but are an important site for public enjoyment as well as environmental and social education through community engagement. It is an ideal place to demonstrate/showcase a garden that encourages urban wildlife including birds, pollinators and small mammals in addition to the visibility of California Garden Clubs, Inc. involvement with signage and presence.
 
CGCI has adopted this project to raise funds to:
 
  • Plant plants keeping with the historical aspect of Black Point to recreate a strolling garden and to design crucial urban wildlife corridors,
  • Acquire garden tools and compost to assist in the restoration of the gardens,
  • In exchange, CGCI’s logo will appear on acrylic plant signs in the garden and be promoted on GGNPC’s social media. Local CGCI clubs can also participate by growing plants for the garden, and/or adopting an area of the garden,
  • Maintain Black Point Historic Gardens, within its historical context, as a site for public enjoyment, horticultural, environmental and social education, community engagement as well as for the arts.
CGCI is excited to have the opportunity to raise money for this newest project in partnership with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Donations of any amount are welcome.  We appreciate your support!  
 

Aerial view of Black Point Gardens