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Peers Park

Alexander PEERS Park

Location: 1899 Park Boulevard

Description:  4.7 acre park in the Evergreen Park neighborhood. Large grassy area welcomes a variety of activities.

Amenities:  two tennis courts, picnic tables, two children’s play areas (for ages 2 to 5 and ages 5 to 12), basketball court, field house, restrooms

History note:  Alexander Peers was a Mayfield resident for 59 years.  He came to California from England via Canada and, along with William Page, started the Page and Peers Lumber Company.  Page Mill Road was built to transport logs from their mill in the foothills to Mayfield. Peers served on Mayfield’s first Board of Trustees and was Mayfield Bank’s first president.

Of special interest:  Behind the tennis courts are a number of redwood trees that grew from seeds from El Palo Alto.  Before being planted, the seeds orbited the earth in 1985 aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51F.  A plaque commemorates Challenger Memorial Grove.

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Last Updated February 16, 2007