West End Neighborhood Association

City of San Rafael - Development Projects and Activities Impacting Downtown and Surrounding Neighborhoods

paul-jensen-3_196_02 The West End Neighborhood Association held its annual meeting this past week.  Paul Jensen, Director of Community Development for the City of San Rafael was the guest speaker.  He updated West End neighbors on a variety of development projects and activities currently underway.Some highlights from the meeting include:

Ace Hardware is coming to the West End - Although it may be a month or two, an Ace Hardware Store will be opening up in what was formerly Yardbirds Plant Nursery.  The space has been sitting vacant for over 5+ years since Home Depot bought out Yardbirds Hardware and Lumber.  I can already hear...

San Rafael's West End Neighborhood Celebrates National Night Out

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Are you looking for a friendly and safe neighborhood with a sense of community, where old timers provide the history and newcomers the energy, enthusiasm and young families?  The West End Neighborhood in Central San Rafael has it in spades.  Last night we celebrated National Night Out at 4 different venues in the West End; from an ice cream social at Tamal Vista, Greenfield and the Circle at Santa Margarita to a Block Party Potluck on Viox and West Street.  The West End is a very eclectic neighborhood that spans both sides...

The West End Neighborhood in San Rafael Celebrates with Annual Block Party - Sunday, September 15th


Don't Miss it!  The West End Neighborhood celebrates National Neighborhood Day  each year with a Block Party on the shortest street in the West End....Neame.  All West Enders are invited to join in.  Its fun for the young, old and those in-between. There will be live music with Tina Mander.  The kids will stay busy with the Sponge Bob Jumpee House, a crafts table and   Lego's corner compliments of West End neighbor Tim Bowen, owner of Play-Well TEKnologies.  When it comes to food, we'll have hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages for all ages.

Bring money to buy raffle tickets for a chance to win...

San Rafael's West End Neighborhood Beautification Project Goes Wild


It's a Poppy Palooza on the West End Street in San Rafael.  West End Street is travelled every day by West End neighbors as they merge onto 2nd Street headed to downtown or 101 and where the Ali Akabar College of Music is located. This is also a favorite route for bike riders.


Several years ago, the median was overgrown with weeds and a real eyesore in the neighborhood.  As part of our mission, the West End Neighborhood Association voted to take this on as a beautification project and enlisted neighbors and local merchants.  We collected cardboard boxes from...

San Rafael's Annual West End Neighborhood Block Party - September 18th

The West End Neighborhood Association celebrates National Neighborhood Day each year with a Block Party on the shortest street in the West End....Neame.  We block off the street, bring in the Sponge Bob Jumpee House, Tim Bowen, West End Neighbor and owner of Play-Well Teknologies sets up a Lego's corner, neighbor and FBI agent, who shall remain anonymous, is a whiz with the balloon animals and It's It ice cream sandwiches  are provided compliments of neighbor, Jay Bellin.  It's an all-star cast of neighbors young and old alike who come together to volunteer their time to man the barbecue grill, sell raffle tickets to the Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game, make signs and help set up and tear down.                                                                            p1150706_360