Advocating Community Interests
Preserving recreation and open space near Hauke Park
Friends of Hauke Park
We stand with the City in its core value of conservation, open space, climate protection and sustainability.
We also acknowledge the many pressing concerns facing our community, such as the drought and housing. In particular, we support affordable housing for workforce, elderly, and low-income residents at a scale and density consistent with Mill Valley's character.
We believe that preserving open space and affordable housing are not mutually exclusive options. Join us in keeping Hauke Park and Mill Valley a vibrant community!
SAVE HAUKE PARK FROM HIGH-DENSITY DEVELOPMENT
Our current initiative aims to preserve recreation and open space from high-density development for Hauke Park users and the neighboring residents.
Here at Friends of Hauke Park, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support.
ABOUT HAUKE PARK
Hauke Park's namesake, Jerry Hauke (1935 – 2016), and his wife Mary came to Mill Valley from Wisconsin in 1957. In the 1970s he was the key player in turning a mudflat into one of the town’s most popular playgrounds. Some years later the Parks Department named the park - now our beloved Hauke Park - in Enchanted Knolls after him. In 1986 he was designated “Citizen of the Year” by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. He had served on the City Council, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Flood Control District and the Sanitary District. He had also been a director of the Dipsea Race.
Today, neighbors in Mill Valley have joined together to preserve Hauke Park and its surrounding areas from high density development. Friends of Hauke Park welcome all to enjoy Hauke Park and its surrounding open space.
Click on "Learn More" to find out about our current initiative.
“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”
Big Yellow Taxi (1970)