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Jun 16

New Landscape at the Onetta Harris Community Center

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Brian Henry

Visitors to the Onetta Harris Community Center (OHCC) will be welcomed by a newly landscaped entryway. The OHCC is home to various City of Menlo Park programs and special events and offers rentals to residents and non-residents. Over the past month, staff has been working to replace the lawn near the front entrance with drought-tolerant plants. In an effort to reduce water consumption and increase plant diversity, the lawn was replaced by four flowering trees and an array of shrubs and perennials. The lawn sprinklers were replaced with a drip system to deliver the right amount of water without overspray or runoff. As the new plants grow, pollinators such as butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds will be attracted to the brightly colored blooms.

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