a green oasis in the city, with broad expanses of lawn, picnic tables, a pond with islands for sculpture, a kid's playground, and a conservatory.
Public bond measures have afforded funding for infrastructure upgrades, pond restoration, new basketball courts, entry upgrades, landscape improvements, outdoor performance areas, and shelter and pathway upgrades.
The Mandolin Cafe is a fun little spot to hang out.
Under new ownership, it'll soon increase its rather meager food offerings that have focused on things in the cold case that are either eaten "as is" or zapped in a microwave and coffee drinks, bottled water, and an almost endless variety of teas.
Food was never the primary reason to go to Mandolin. You go because of the funky decor, tables in the sun on warm days, music happening almost every night (usually no cover charge -- just tips for the musicians), political/intellectual book discussion groups, and a narrow table at the front where you can use the free wi-fi and surf the net with a friend by your side.
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