About

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Oscar, the Great Blue Heron who lived in the park through about 2014

Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park is a wonderful place.  Chavezpark.org is a web meeting place for people who love the park.  Its function is threefold:  

  1. To publicize the many attractions of the park
  2. To educate about the history of the park and related places
  3. To advocate for park improvements that will benefit the public

As for improvements, the Number One betterment the park needs is to replace the porta-potties with permanent bathrooms, with toilets that flush and sinks where you can wash your hands.  You can follow the campaign that this website has carried on since December 2014 by reading this thread.  Any assistance you can give toward better bathrooms will be a public service. 

Besides advocacy, expressing love for Cesar Chavez Park can take many forms.  For instance:

  • Visiting the park often
  • Helping to keep the park clean
  • Being a resource for people new to the park
  • Observing park rules
  • Respecting and protecting wildlife
  • Working to protect and improve the park
  • Appearing at City events where park issues are discussed
  • Handling your dog in a responsible manner in the park
  • Sharing personal stories about the park and its history
  • Sharing photos and artwork about the park
  • Doing anything else that expresses love for the park.

I, Martin Nicolaus, am the webkeeper.  I’m a recently retired attorney who migrated to Berkeley from Oakland in 1992.  I usually post here as “Mosey2014.”  Mosey was the dog who spent many hours in the park with me and his mistress, recently retired Alameda County Schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan.  2014 is the year that Mosey died.  I also maintain two other websites:  nicolaus.com and duplexpress.com.  

In March 2018 I changed the name and address of this website from viva-cesar-chavez-park.org to chavezpark.org.  The new address is much easier to type, and the “Viva” left some readers puzzled about the site’s purpose.  The old url will still work until early 2019. 

You can be sure to receive a notice about new posts as they appear here by becoming a subscriber to this site.  Go to the home page and at the bottom, look for the “Subscribe” window.  

I would be happy to post your photos and/or stories with full credit.  I don’t allow comments on this website because you get too much spam and trash and it eats up time to clean it up.  I will read and consider messages sent to me via the contact form, below.  

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