J. Pearce Mitchell Park

J. Pearce Mitchell Park (HM1QNJ)

Location: Palo Alto, CA 94306 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.377', W 122° 6.99'

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J. Pearce Mitchell Park, built in 1957, was one of the first of a new type of community park based on active recreation for leisure living. The design for this park and its playground served as important examples for many other parks and playgrounds in the United States and aboard during the decades to follow. The noteworthy plan of Mitchell Park came from landscape architect Robert Royston, whose innovative design solutions have given the park its special character.
The park is named after J. Pearce Mitchell (1880-1973), a longtime City Council member, Mayor, Stanford University Registrar and chemistry professor.

By 1998, many elements in the park, particularly the "tot play area." required renovation. The Palo Alto City Council recognized the importance of Mitchell Park as a community resource and funded three phases of park renovation between 2000 and 2007.
Placed ByCity of Palo Alto
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Date Added Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 578173 N 4142159
Decimal Degrees37.42295000, -122.11650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.377', W 122° 6.99'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 22.62" N, 122° 6' 59.4" W
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Area Code(s)650, 408
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-638 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto CA 94306, US
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