Two new pocket parks are being developed in Castro Valley on plots of land near highway 580. Both plots are owned by CalTrans.
Dragonfly Park along Castro Valley Boulevard and a separate park site along Strobridge Avenue are being developed by Forestr.org, a non-profit organization based in Castro Valley. Recently, Forestr.org developed a pocket park near the Castro Valley library.
Pocket park does not have an official definition. They are green spaces, often small, embedded into cities. Pocket parks are a way to purposely create a natural setting in an overlooked space.