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