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Media Advisory: Inauguration Ceremony at Parc Pellier
Construction begins on a vibrant neighborhood park in the northern district of San Pedro that honors the town’s agricultural past
Publication date :07/09/2021 3:00 p.m.
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|What:||Inauguration ceremony of the Pellier park|
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
|Or:||Construction site at the corner of rue W. Saint James and rue Terraine.|
|Background:||Through public comment and 2018-2019 contributions, the community identified the new park as a space that honors the historic significance of Louis Pellier’s contribution to agriculture in the Santa Clara Valley and meets the needs of the developing neighborhood. In 1850, Louis Pellier created a nursery at the corner of San Pedro Street and Chaboya Alley. He cultivated many crops, but his plum trees flourished. He gave cuttings to other farmers who learned how to grow these fruits in the ideal environment of the Santa Clara Valley. Pellier died in 1872, but thanks to his plum trees, prunes would become the most produced fruit in the valley and supported many families.
Pellier Park, a 0.54 acre neighborhood park located in downtown San José, is part of a three park development in the North San Pedro neighborhood. The three parks will form a coherent network, but each will have its own identity and its own facilities. With trees, sloping lawns and lounge seating, Pellier Park will be an outdoor space where residents can relax and unwind.
The park is a collaboration between Councilmember Raul Peralez, PRNS, the Department of Public Works, and members of the North San Pedro neighborhood.
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