Join the OB Historical Society for 105th Anniversary of Collier’s Parklands

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in Culture, Environment, History, Ocean Beach


Overlay of old Thomas Bros. map on recent Google map

Collier Park then n nowPlease join us and tell your friends:

The Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents
105th Anniversary of Collier’s Parklands!

Featuring John Noble, Richard Dhu & Kathy Blavatt and others

Thursday, June 19, 7PM
at P.L. United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.

The Ocean Beach Historical Society is celebrating an important historical gift to our peninsula.

In 1909, D.C. Collier’s dream of a park for the future children of his beloved community was on it’s way to being established.

A sixty acres tract on pueblo lot 206 was dedicated parkland, upon which Collier promised to plant thousand of trees without cost to the city. He’d also connect a road to the two main boulevards.

105 years later parks on the property include:

    • Collier Park,
    • the Point Loma Native Plant Reserve,
    • The Ocean Beach Community Garden and
    • Cleater Park (ballfields)

Other parts of the property are no longer public parkland. Learn about the parks’ turbulent past, including areas that lost protection as designated parkland. Hear about the home for unwed mothers that sat on the parklands’ site for decades.

Come celebrate the Collier Parkland’s 105th Anniversary! This event is Free.

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