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Fields of Dreams

Original post made by Curious, Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle, on Oct 26, 2006

Has anyone seen the claim on Heyward Robinson's website that says he got Stanford to build fields along Sand Hill Road. Is this just a dream or is there more to the story?

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Posted by FinanceWonk
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 27, 2006 at 9:22 am

No its true. Heyward's wife is a professor at Stanford, and because of that, Heyward became involved in mobilizing internal Stanford communities to support and get soccer fields near Sand Hill Road.

Heyward's wife shared this story publicly during his kickoff attended by hundreds.


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Posted by Joanna Mountain
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:35 am

Thanks for the opportunity to recount this story again. Heyward Robinson was a graduate student and then research associate at Stanford during the 1980s and 1990s.  During that time the field access for intramural and club sports teams diminished as individual varsity sports teams carved up the existing playing fields for their use. Heyward values broad access to playing fields very highly, and so took the initiative and led a successful grass roots effort to get Stanford to build the playing fields along Sand Hill Road. The crux of this story is that Menlo Park voters can trust Heyward to make playing fields for our kids a high priority.