Santa Teresa Park Slide Show
|Here are some pictures of Santa Teresa Park taken at various times
from May through July 2001. These pictures show some of the progress and
the problems in the park. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger picture.
This is the caretaker's house at the Joice Bernal Rancho. It has been restored with a a new fence put around it and new walkway leading up to it. A sign indicates it is a park residence. A park employee will be living here to watch the premises. (6/4/01)
This is the area near Santa Teresa Springs itself. The grate covers the cistern for the water from the springs before it flows into the pond. The hillside above the cistern was once overgrown with blackberry vines. It has been cut back, as shown here. (7/10/01)
A friendly duck has taken residence in the pond. People have been feeding the duck. If you come to the rail near the pond outlet, it may come up to you. Unfortunately, some kids have been seen harrassing the duck, throwing rocks at it. Keep in mind that this is county park property, and all wildlife in the county parks are protected.
This is the rear of the ranch house at the Buck Norred Ranch site. The house is off-limits. The windows and doors in the rear are covered with boards, but vandals keep breaking in. The house is covered with grafitti. (7/10/01)
At the junction of the Mine Trail and Big Oak Flat Trail is a muddy spot where a creek goes under the trail. Here, the corrugated sheet metal drainage pipe has a hole in it, creating a tripping hazard for people and horses. (5/14/01)
Here is the Coyote Peak Trail just above the end of the Hidden Springs Trail on its ascent up Coyote Peak. Erosion has worn a deep groove in the trail. This poses a hazard to mountain bikers who often come down the steep hill at high speed. (5/11/01).
The top cross beams of the fence have been thrown down the hill. There is a steep illegal trail leading down from the hill which is frequently used by mountain bikers. The fence may have been removed to allow easier access to this illegal trail. (6/4/01)
Created 7/18/2001 by Ronald Horii,
secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park