The East Bay Community Foundation has commissioned a new mural at a park in the city of Richmond. It is the first of several pieces of public art to be placed at the Pullman Portal Park, located on the intersection of Carlson Boulevard and 23 rd Street. This first mural project has an immigration theme and will be led by Richmond artist Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez.

Photo of the park with the BART train elevated tracks in the background.

Our mural needs your help! We need to raise one third of the cost.

Pullman Park was adopted in 2013 by Groundwork Richmond, a local non-profit that develops environmental youth leaders. Since then, the organization enhanced trails for pedestrians and cyclists, built a fence, built rainwater gardens to control future storm water surges, and installed benches and bike racks. Groundwork Richmond is currently applying for funding for a larger mural about the history of the Pullman neighborhood.

Photo of the part of the park where the mural would be located.

This is the fence where the mural wall would be built.

The mural will be designed by neighbors and community members. It will be painted on a 480 sq feet wall to be built along one of the park’s boundaries. Its images will show the positive contributions of immigrant families living in Richmond, as envisioned by community
members.

How Can I Help?
While the East Bay Fund for Artists has funded two thirds of the mural, we need to raise $4,000 by April 15. This is why Groundwork Richmond is asking for individual donations from anyone who believes in this project.

Please click on this link to donate. No donation is too small!

We Need Your Ideas
Come share your ideas on Saturday, March 14, at the corner of 23rd St and Grant between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. We will have art and writing materials for you to share your immigration mural ideas with us. Come meet the artist and learn more about the Pulman Park mural. Painting will take place in the summer and is open to everyone. Sign up if you’d like to volunteer to paint!

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Pullman Portal Park

How To Find Pullman Park

Take 580 in the direction of San Rafael. Get off on Bayview and make a left on Carlson Blvd. Cross Cutting Blvd and pass Florida, Center and Ohio Streets. The park is directly below the elevated BART train tracks, to your right, before the traffic light.