Frog Park: Thankful for Cactus Taqueria's Generous Swings Donation

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's the season of thanks, and this year we want to thank the individuals, businesses and foundations that have helped us raise more than $35,000 ($950 of it at our Rockridge Out and About booth alone) for toddler swings and new play features at Rockridge's own Frog Park.

Our goal is to raise the final $15,000 this year; as we approach the season of giving, please consider giving back to the park that has given so much to our families and our community. Donate at

A special thanks to Cactus Taqueria and the Wilson family for their $3,000 donation. The best part? That money will be matched by an anonymous local foundation. The foundation is matching up to $7,000 in business donations; other local businesses can also stretch their dollars through December 31. Contact to learn more about this matching fund.

More Jules Pizza and Pasta Pomodoro = More Swings
Two favorite family restaurants on College are donating 10-20 percent of of their sales on special nights in November to Frog Park's swings fundraiser. Make your lunch and dinner plans now, and you'll be supporting local restaurants and Frog Park.

  • November 19: Eat at Jules Thin Crust on College
  • November 23, 24 or 25: Eat at Pasta Pomodoro on College (important: mention Frog Park to your server)

Thanks to our College Avenue Jules and Pasta Pomodoro for their support.

Facebook Photo Contest
If you're at Frog Park enjoying the fall weather, pull out your smart phone and snap a photo of your children having fun. Post it to our Facebook page ( by the end of November and you could win one of two $25 gift certificates to a local Rockridge bookstore (just in time for the holidays).