MARJ SAUNDERS PARK
This small city park sports a natural spring, WPA-built stone benches, and a waterfall that connects Cottonwood Creek in Beaconsfield Canyon to Cobbledick Creek and eventually Sausal Creek in Dimond Park. Many know this spot as "The Painted Rock," since a wall connecting the stone benches has been used for many years by locals to honor birthdays and other celebrations.
Located at the intersection of Ascot and Chelton drives in Montclair, the park was originally called Sulpher Springs Park. It was adopted by the Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association, which continues to maintain it. Volunteers battle encroaching nonnative plants and are slowly implementing a planting plan created in 2008 to transition from grass landscaping to primarily native plants. Workdays are the first Mondays of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Elaine Geffen at email@example.com.