Spotted: Nano Park on Oak Drive in Menlo Park
Regular walkers of “the creek loop” probably noticed the front yard landscaping project that was going on during the summer at a home on the corner of Oak Drive and Ambar Way. What undoubtedly surprised them when it was over was the creation of what homeowner Shosh Cohen describes as a “Nano Park.”
The park has hedges on three sides, a bench for sitting, a drinking fountain, and a water bowl for passing canines.
“I guess because we had a spigot near the street, people would sometimes stop and ask us if they could have a drink,” explained Shosh. “So, I thought, ‘why not put a drinking fountain in?’ It was a good way to share the property.
“The little bench fit perfectly. The other day I wandered out and there was a man there reading a book. It’s something that just makes you feel good.”
Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016