Category Archives: Green and Greener

Posts associated with RPNA’s Green and Greener column

Notes for the Weekend – July 21 and 22nd

Sunday July 22nd – Annual Picnic “Sunday in the Park” noon to 4pm at Rose Park, 8th & Orizaba. Live music, games, total fun. Fun for all!

Sunday in the Park Contributors: Councilmember Pearce! The SAFE Refuge Family, Power4Youth, WalkLB, LB Public Library, RTLB, Non-partisan Voter Registrars (Janna and Richard), our volunteers, our board and…..The Art Theatre, Portfolio, Do Good Donuts….and we’ll post more as that information comes in. Free raffle! Opportunity to get your name on a park brick. RPNA Elections! Photo booth plus on-site Video and Photos of the day. Red Leprechaun for food!! Or bring your own picnic. Thank you all for your contributions!

AND….entries to the CCC (Coronado Cooling Center).

Bonnie suggests – hooking up sprinkler on Tuesday and Saturdays (watering days) and running through the drops! The magic is inviting the neighborhood kids to run through the water – cool kids are good for everyone. Fab idea and now for the other 5 days….

Richard sends in – pulling out and dusting off that kiddie pool, place it in the shade and then fill part way with water. Swell way to cool pets and toes.

Other hints and tips to reduce energy use and stay cool – send to

Aid to Rose Park

Our Rose Park – which gets a ton of use – will get some additional TLC this summer/drought season. Here is an update plan from Parks and Rec. In time for our annual Sunday in the Park, July 22nd!

Here is the update via Councilmember Pearce’s weekly e-letter.

Parks, Recreation, and Marine Drought

In recent weeks we have been getting phone calls about browning at some of our parks. This is due to our area returning to extreme drought conditions. Simply put, we did not receive enough rain to help us water all of our parks the way we would like to see.

We are excited to say that the city has identified $800,000 in department savings to invest in additional water cycles for our high use park areas such as Bixby Park and Rose Park.

Every year that I have been on council, we have increased funds for our parks and I am excited to see that progress. You will see more greening of our parks in the coming weeks and my expectation is that our parks will remain green, and our trees will get the water they need to thrive.

I should say though that we all need to pitch in as a city to help maintain our water supply, and not just for the parks. We are in the midst of a drought, so that means washing dishes and clothes off peak hours, shorter showers, and maybe a little extra time in between car washes. For more tips on how to conserve water, visit the Water Department’s website, here.