Heritage Park celebrates grand opening


Set to open this weekend, Mountain View newest community park will give visitors a glimpse of the city's history as a farm town.

Heritage Park, located at 771 N. Rengstorff Ave, is set to offer a walkthrough of the area's agricultural roots. The 1.2-acre park is the home of the historic Immigrant House, as well as an 80-year-old windmill. In addition, Heritage Park includes native beehives, a demonstration garden and about 150 trees.

The city will celebrate a grand opening for Heritage Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The event will include light refreshments, and will take place rain or shine. More information about the event can be found by contacting the Recreation Office at or 650-903-6331.

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

The photo caption should say "apiary", not "aviary." An apiary is a home for bees. An aviary is a home for birds. Though often discussed with adolescents at the same time, it's important to be able to distinguish between bees and birds. ;)

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Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Dec 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Sounds lovely. Too bad the rainy cold weather is happening for the grand opening or I'd be there. Plan to stop by when the weather clears and the sun is out again.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 11, 2016 at 8:06 am

There were loads of people there - in spite of the rain. Parks & Rec did a great job with rain shelter, most people brought raincoats / umbrellas and wore other rain gear.

I think this is a great example, how in the space of less than 4 years for the park, the city bought, 'community envisioned', and executed a smaller park plan. Not counting the decades that "The Immigrant House" community organizers worked their magic. The most important 'community organizer' was the lady who owned the property, and understood what "selling to the best buyer" would/could preserve for her community..

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