A collapsing fence and decades of neglect left Nira Rock a dangerous, foreboding place.
Neighbors took on the ambitious task of turning the site around.
Funding facilitated key infrastructure improvements, and gave the community initiative momentum.
Today, the site boasts a restored orchard with apples, pears, plums, peaches and cherries.
Wildlife is also attracted to the respite Nira Rock offers this otherwise dense urban neighborhood.
Rock climbing is a favorite activity; outdoor movies and other community events are now regular features as well.