Living in the Bay Area can be hectic. There are long commutes and lots of people to contend with. Fortunately, there are some nature preserves that people can go to unwind and get a feeling of nature all around them.
My friends at Bay Area Hood Cleaning love going to the Edgewood County Park in Redwood City, California. This park gets about fifty thousand visitors each year. If you divide that into three hundred and sixty-five days in the year, that would come out to approximately one hundred and thirty-seven visitors each day. I am pretty sure some days are busier than others.
The spring wildflower display is very popular at the four hundred and sixty-seven-acre park. The property was bought in 1979 by San Mateo County from the state of California for two million dollars. In todays’ dollars that is about six million nine hundred.
They were originally going to put in a golf course but because a feasibility study said there were areas flat enough to put one in. However, they found that some of these flat places had protected species in them. So, in 1993, they declared that the whole Nature Preserve would be protected from future development.