A little creativity at a Concord park

September 29, 2010 10:26 am · 23 comments

Got this photo from “GoGo Gomez”, who found this old tree stump in a Concord park. Looks like somebody worked hard to create this piece of art.

I wish we had more stuff like this in CLAYCORD, it’s cool!

Thanks to “GoGo” for the photo!

1 Charles-the-cat September 29, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Wood carved animals always make me smile. I love this!

2 Spirit of California September 29, 2010 at 10:49 AM

This is actually the second one that was created at the park. This first one wasn’t attached to the stump and someone stole it.

3 Ian September 29, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Awesome. Almost as awesome as a dinosaur on a roof top.

4 KT September 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM

that bear is at the Brazil Quarry park on Kent. Great family park. Our neighborhood and the city of concord many years ago planted all the trees and built the park-it’s nice to see some creativity even if the tree had to go.

5 art September 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM

We should hide it before Leone puts a sign on it!

6 Anonymous September 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM


7 Ansel Adams September 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Nice snapshot, GoGo!

8 lisalav September 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Cool,,,, San Leandro has dead black bears and Concord has white bears… Please don’t call me a racist, etc, etc, etc. Mearly a fact………..

9 foonman September 29, 2010 at 12:10 PM

As I frequent the parks with my dog, I noticed that they seem to maintaining at a lesser level. I asked if I could help by pruning branches (broken by vandals)
I was told it wasnt a good idea as there are city rules and you cant have everyone cutting as they please. However its nice to see someone has a good sense of creativity. I do not like the vandalisium I see at Brubeck and across the street. I would like to set up cameras the catch the bastards that cut down a tree at the entrance. Maybe I’ll go to jail for invading someones privacy.

10 david September 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

That little bear is a WorkS of Art .my father carved that peice .He past away june 20,2001 …..He has done quite a few pieces like this.Art Sanchez was my father

11 jtkatec September 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM

There’s bears in Concord!!! Dang it, there goes the neighborhood!

12 Anon777 September 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM

I like it! Much better than some vandals tagging something.

13 Anon E. Mouse September 29, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Very artistic! The city should promote projects like these around town with local talent to spruce up our town! (Privately financed, of course.)
Unfortunately with the new exposure, it will be torched/mutilated/graffiti’d. Next week the Mayor will be posting this news.
Concord sucks.

14 MO September 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM

David your Father, Art Sanchez was a Great American.
I love that someone does something for all of us and doesn’t make a big tado about it. Just for the sake of making the day a bit brighter and happier for another human being.

God Bless him and may he rest in peace.
And the world is a better place because of Art.
Thank you Art!!


15 mom September 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM

There are several in Clayton … rabbit and owl by Keller House and the bridge to the library. And a bear over near the path up to Mt. Diablo Elem. although I think that is the one that is falling apart [rot]

16 Matthew September 29, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Ah, breaker, Pig Pen, this here’s the Duck. And, you wanna back off them hogs? Yeah, 10-4, ’bout five mile or so. Ten, roger. Them hogs is gettin’ in-tense up here.

By the time we got into Tulsa Town,
We had eighty-five trucks in all.
But they’s a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
And them bears was wall-to-wall.
Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
They even had a bear in the air!
I says, “Callin’ all trucks, this here’s the Duck.
“We about to go a-huntin’ bear.”

‘Cause we got a great big convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a great big convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
‘Cross the U-S-A.

17 Jessica=) September 29, 2010 at 2:15 PM

There is also a cute little one at Newhal Park in Concord, my dog always tries to play with it, and then gets frustrated when it doesn’t move=)

18 The Dude September 29, 2010 at 7:51 PM

There’s one at Markham too isn’t there?

19 anon September 29, 2010 at 8:16 PM

This was just carved this summer. How could your father have done it if he passed away 9 years ago?

20 anon September 29, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I go to this park almost everyday and I think it was late spring of this year when they did this.Maybe you meant to say June of 2010.Just wondering!

21 ADUM October 1, 2010 at 8:30 AM

i dont think it was done by art sanchez looks like the work of a guy in a orange shirt named ” woodchuck ” he knows what that means haha

22 p1bump October 2, 2010 at 10:07 PM

I am the dude who called to have the trees maintained. After the BIG windstorm at the end of winter, several high branches were broken and hung high, precariously so, above the paved walking path at this park.

so, in feb and march they came to chop the dead ones. They had huge logs and some they were goofing with. Guy made a christmas tree and another, more crude and less refined bear. They weren’t stolen, they were loose logs cut craftily and someone took them. No different than scrap wood if I ain’t tied down.

cool just the same. There is also a duck shaped seatback some kids broke, there is a throne carved out of a stump too.

I like it and welcome more in the future.

23 kraftjewlz October 4, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Anon, It seems to me that you are quite the DICK Tracey, here’s a thought why don’t you pull out your forensic’s kit and do some carbon dating so we can put an end to this mystery? I’m sure you would agree since it seems to me that you know everything! :)

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