AQUA TAGS (what people would like to see in San Rafael):
Pie shop with coffee and breakfast.
I so appreciate and feel so fortunate to live in an area where so much natural beauty is preserved in open spaces, state parks, and national parks.
Prune trees on median to look healthy.
More music on the streets during holidays.
I would love to see the Italian Street Painting Festival com back regularly.
A skate park - a good one downtown.
Concerts downtown like the ones that stopped Falkirk a few years back.
4th Street pedestrian only - but with a set-aside bike lane.
Music, art, people & good food.
A dedicated bike path on Wolfe Grade would be great!!
A skate park downtown perhaps!
A pet shop for animals and a pool for everyone.
I would love to see businesses stay open later (ghost town after 8:00 pm.
Fixed up tennis court in Gerstle Park.
Would like to see downtown 4th Street closed to traffic - pedestrian only zone.
More trees in Albert Park.
A large interactive, constantly changing mural.
I’d love to see colorful bike paths to connect parts of our city and help keep everyone safe and healthy.
I would like to see an open air market.
Street performers (not just at Farmers Market) - jugglers, musicians, etc. to make downtown more appealing.
2nd and 3rd Streets two way again.
Safe places for the homeless to stay.
B Street by the 7/11 is a bit dicey.
We have a beautiful waterway but it’s tough to find a place to enjoy it.
Montecito Plaza should have picnic benches & an outdoor restaurant by the water.
High speed rail to SF & East Bay.
I wish there was a bridge here.
Connect San Pedro School with the Canal so kids can ride their bikes to school.
Local pop-up food events.
Open land is so welcoming - we have tons of nature.
A teen cafe or youth center - they need somewhere to hang.
A bike path without cars parked for kids to ride to Davidson & SR High.
Beautiful lighting design and landscaping under the freeway.
More ART PLEASE! - Finn, age 11
Public access would be great.
Free shop - free good food, phones, tablets and ovens.
More integrated transportation with East Bay - begin with ferry service.
I would like to see more places to “be” - sit and read, be quiet and converse.
Multicultural community center
PINK TAGS (what people love)
Inkwells - swimming hole.
Love walking here - with family, kids, dogs & friends.
Terra Linda open space - love the view.
The open space is splendid! Such beauty!
I get rejuvenated in the open space behind Sun Valley School - the Sleepy Hollow divide! Great Tam views!
Sun Valley School - we love our community there.
I love walking around the open space behind Gerstle Park, especially when the blackberries are ripe.
Boyd Park: the view on Robert Dollar Drive at the top is spectacular at night.
The trails in Gerstle Park.
The Falkirk grounds are an accessible and peaceful place to eat lunch or rest - a favorite!
Fourth Street is fun!
Like being at street painting in June!
The Rafael Theater - best cinema in the North Bay.
Love St. Paul’s Episcopal Church & the beautiful native garden.
I love walking in my neighborhood and encountering guide dogs for the blind being trained for their important jobs.
Harbor Rotary - Tuesday mornings at 8:00 am at Whstlestop - connects me to my community.
I love getting coffee and looking at all the Tibetan stores on 4th Street.
I love seeing an artsy foreign film at the Rafael Theatre.
I enjoy spending time in Sol Food because it is delicious and it warms my heart and my belly.
We love Arizmendi.
Laurel Dell School - small but welcoming. My school.
Sand volley ball courts.
Working with the youth and community in Alberto Barros Community Center.
Spend time with friends.
Taking students on bike rides with Trips For Kids is just so exciting.
I love the quiet interrupted by songs of frogs & yips of coyotes so close to town.
Love the parks and water views on the way to China Camp.
I love biking around China Camp and collecting pottery from the beaches.
Picnic at China Camp.
I love the path along the bay at Target & Las Galinas - wish they were connected.
I love walking along this path - beautiful views and flowers along the path.
I love running in the hills and open spaces.
I love the Civic Center Fairgrounds because I can safely hike, see the birds, baby ducks, & squirrels. Also I can go to the Farmers’ Market and theater.
The library - love to explore and discover new books.
YELLOW TAGS (challenges in San Rafael):
Traffic and Sun Valley drop off :(
Boyd Park could be a real gem.
B Street between Albert Park & 3rd Street.
The movie theater membership program could be less expensive and more user friendly.
I would love to see 4th Street closed to cars 24/7. Make it a pedestrian mall.
Visually ugly - this is a daily challenge to face.
I like the world but it’s hard to find a good place to enjoy it. (age 6)