Redwood Estates
Mona Raby

Happy New Year! It’s been a busy year in Redwood Estates. The Redwood Estates Services Association is hard at work keeping Redwood Estates in tip-top shape. This year we installed evacuation-route signs, thanks to a grant from the Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council. They look great next to the new street signs RESA purchased the year before.

We have been pro-active in brush abatement. This year over 157 truckloads of debris were chipped at the Pavilion parking area. Fourteen garbage bins were filled to the brim thanks to the free GreenWaste garbage-collection day.

We had time to complete another phase of the tile wall located at the Friendship Park (the lower park). The unity-tile project was founded by the Redwood Estates Community Club. Karen Brodine has turned the wall into a beautiful mountain community piece of art. Hand prints, foot prints, and even paw prints grace the walls that surround the children at play. There are 35 tiles left to finish and install, so stay tuned to get in on the last chance to make your mark on the park.

The Pavilion is busy as well. Los Gatos Recreation continues to hold classes there. Fitness for 50+ and yoga are very popular. AA and MERC meetings are also on the calendar. We just wrapped up the year with the children’s Christmas party. Over fifty children took part, decorating cookies, making crafts, and visiting Santa.

We now handle the mountain-resident sticker program. Stickers are available by mail or in the office.

The RESA office is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are located in the Pavilion at 21450 Madrone Drive. Call to make an appointment to tour the Redwood Estates Pavilion. This facility holds up to 125 people and is ready for your next party.

The new year promises some fresh new ideas for events. Don’t miss Hot Rods on the Hill in August, a flea market in September, and some new surprises at the adult Halloween dance. As always, our children’s parties are free. If you are interested in volunteering at any of our events, want to rent the Pavilion for your next celebration, or would like to see what’s going on in Redwood Estates, log on to, or call 408-353-1866.

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