Create-With-Nature Pathway in Redwood Regional Park
The Create-with-Nature Pathway is an ongoing participatory public art project with a purpose. Running over 150 yards through a redwood grove, the pathway borders are designated spaces for the public to make ephemeral creations using sticks, redwood needles, pine cones, and more. The border edges, made from large tree limbs, in turn serve to protect and bring attention to the ongoing effort to restore the vegetation under the redwoods using indigenous ferns and other native plants.
The pathway is free and open to park visitors 365 days a year, and is heavily used by groups on field trips and by summer camp groups.
The Pathway had it's origins in an installation created at the first of four Art in Nature Festivals produced in the park by the interdisciplinary arts organization Samavesha. During five community volunteer events in 2013, 2016, and 2018, major work on the border logs and restoration areas was carried out. Staff from the East Bay Regional Park District supply natural materials from the park for use by the public in the Pathway.
The locations of the Pathway and nearby parking are shown on this map . A $5 parking fees is collected on weekends and major holidays April through October at the Redwood Gate entrance.
See this photo gallery.