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Rainey Pocket Park

Remember when Rainey was all cottages and the (free!) dusty parking lot at the north end?

That was fun, and the new Rainey is arguably even more fun.

Regardless, the entertainment district has become an urban area with lots of concrete and high rises. So the City is creating a park to add some breathing space to the new Rainey.

  • 64 Rainey Street is a city-owned vacant lot next to the Mexican American Cultural Center
  • After years of leasing it out to contractors to stage supplies for high rises, Parks & Rec is ready to turn it into a pocket park.
  • September 29, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., you can attend the plática (community meeting) and be a part of the process that determines what this new park will be.
  • Location: the Cultural Center's auditorium.

Click here to see our drone images of the park and surrounding area.


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