August 24, 2018

Tiburon: Blackie’s Pasture


101 North

Blackie’s Pasture  On Greenwood Beach Rd., off Tiburon Blvd.

Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California
Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California


Blackie was a legendary local horse that grazed here from 1938 to 1966.  Swayback and all, he was beloved by children in the area, who fed him goodies from their lunch bags on the way to school.  His former pasture is paved over now and is a parking lot.  His charming gravesite surrounded by a white picket fence is also gone, but a metal statue of his likeness made in 1995 now stands here waiting for children to climb aboard.

child astride statue in Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California
child astride statue in Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California


West of the statue, Harvey's Garden is filled with more than 2,500 native plants, many with labels.  It is tended by volunteers.

Harvey's Garden adjacent to  Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California
Harvey's Garden adjacent to  Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California


penstemon "garnet" in Harvey's Garden adjacent to Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California
penstemon "garnet" in Harvey's Garden adjacent to Blackie's Pasture in Tiburon, California


East of the statue and a short walk away is McKegney Green, an expanse of grass overlooking the bay that is perfect for picnicking and kite-flying.  The paved 2-mile Old Rail Trail, formerly a railroad grade, starts at Strawberry Point and continues into town.



images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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