Andy’s Unity Park is a 4.4-acre park in the Moorland Avenue neighborhood of southwest Santa Rosa.
The park includes a large natural turf field, community garden, dog park, basketball court, skate plaza, playground, picnic and gathering spaces, pathways, and natural spaces. It also features a memorial area dedicated to Andy Lopez, a 13-year-old neighborhood youth who was fatally shot at the undeveloped site in 2013.
Regional Parks acquired the parkland – two vacant parcels at Moorland and West Robles avenues – in 2014 and facilitated a collaborative park design and naming process with neighborhood residents. Construction began in late 2017 and was completed in June 2018.
Major funding came from the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District’s Matching Grant Program, and the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing-Related Parks Program.
The park’s community garden is supported with funding from Kaiser Permanente and is coordinated by local nonprofit, LandPaths. For information about gardening opportunities, contact LandPaths’ garden coordinator Jonathan Bravo at firstname.lastname@example.org.