Castro Street Concept Plan
The Castro Street medians from in front of City Hall to California Street are about to get a complete makeover. The medians were not watered during the drought due to a state mandate to conserve water, and as a result the Cherry trees lining the Castro medians did not survive. The dead Cherry trees were recently removed in preparation of the major median re-landscape project.
Plans submitted for the new median landscape highlight future conservation efforts by replacing lawn areas with a lower water use palette, including some native and drought tolerant plant material. A flowing plant design with swaths of cobble running through the islands, Cork Oaks in the central areas, and Strawberry trees highlighting the areas near pedestrian walkways will round out the new design.
Below is a color sketch of the original concept plan submitted to,and approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council. The actual plan varies slightly with regards to tree location, but is otherwise the same.
231 North Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Parks Division is responsible for the protection and maintenance of 39 urban parks and 5.0 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails along Stevens Creek, Permanente Creek and the Hetch-Hetchy Right-of-Way. The Division is also responsible for other regional open space throughout the City.
Parks and trails are open from 6:00 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset.
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BE KIND TO YOUR TREES
Our mature trees were stressed by five years of drought. You can help them out by watering them with a soaker hose once a month through the hot summer.
Your trees will love you for it.