Memorial Park in San Ramon, CA

Purpose:
This is a public park dedicated to those who died on 9/11. The purpose of the memorial grove is to honor those who died on 9/11, and others who wanted to purchase a tree and plaque. The park includes a BMX track, dog park, Grove of Memorial trees, children's play area, picnic area, bocce courts, horseshoes, baseball field, and the cornerstone is a huge rock with a plaque honoring all who died with special recognition to Tom Burnett, Flight 93, a former resident of San Ramon.

Reason site was selected:
The site was selected because it sits high on a hill and overlooks Mount Diablo and the San Ramon Valley.

Events planned for site:
Last year on 9/11, the city displayed 3000 flags in the Memorial Grove to honor all 9/11 victims. Ongoing events will include the active recreation described above

Do you believe your memorial is a sacred place?:
"No. It's a public site; although you do feel a spiritual sense when you visit because it sits high on a hill and the wind is always blowing, and standing in front of the trees or plaque, it send you to another place, a quiet, personal place."

Sponsored by: City of San Ramon, CA
Site maintained by: City of San Ramon
Project website contact: www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us
Project email contact:

Address: Bollinger Canyon Road at Crow Canyon Road
City, State, ZIP: San Ramon, California  94583
County: Contra Cost
Dedication: Sep. 11, 2002
Status: Dedicated/Existing and permanent
Artwork: No
Public access: yes
Public events: yes
Sq. Foot: 
Acreage: 
Number & Species of Trees: 21-100: Old growth Oak trees, Golden pears, Plums, Crape myrtles

This project is best described as a: Park
This project is unique because of the: Site Design

Project Sponsors and Participants
Is the community involved?: yes
Project was initiated by: Government Agency
Land is owned by: City
Type of participants: Staff
Number of people involved: Select one
Percent of those involved who are volunteers: None
Are people expected to stay involved?: yes

For more information contact : www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us,