Barkley Fields and Park recently celebrated its grand opening in Woodside – and it looks like it is being put to good use! Approximately 6 acres of beautiful land was donated to the Town by Claire and Noel Perry. The land, just east of 280 on Farm Hill Boulevard, required $2.2 million in private donations in addition to grant and Town general fund money, to become Woodside’s first municipal park!
While most of our COW-munity members were in support of the park, there were a few small hiccups along the way that required some negotiations between the Town and members of the Woodhill Estates homeowner’s association. However, after careful planning and execution, the park is now ready for use – and it’s already getting some!
A local soccer club, Alpine FC, uses the fields, and it is used by Woodside Elementary School for practice and games. It looks like the fields have helped, as their teams have had some recent success! The Alpine FC Rebels recently took home gold at the California Youth Soccer Association District II Cup Gold Division class 3 finals in the 13 and under age group. They won the event by beating DeAnza Stealth in overtime. Two of our own Woodside young-ens played an active role in the win – Mikaela Walters scored the game winning goal with an assist by Maya Norman.
Congrats to these young ladies, and congrats to all of the Woodsiders who put such a tremendous effort into making such a COW-riffic environment at Barkley Fields and Park.