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, the Jeff Bodwin Community Garden, a 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.
The park opened in June 2018 following a collaborative park design and naming process with neighborhood residents.
Major funding came from the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, and the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
The Jeff Bodwin Community Garden is supported with funding from Kaiser Permanente and is coordinated by local nonprofit, LandPaths. For information about gardening opportunities, contact Jonathan Bravo at firstname.lastname@example.org.