Growing up, Reneka Jones capped off 49ers games with family barbecues in Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. She celebrated birthdays there, too, and fished and skipped stones across the waves.
Reneka left Hunters Point at age 12, but Saturday she was back, digging in the dirt and planting native shrubs. The state park would need all the help she could give. Due to budget cuts, it is one of 70 slated to close by July.
"If something this big were to close, it'd rip a piece of the heart from Hunters Point and Bayview, period," the 16-year-old said.
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