Petition Underway to Save Clark Bench

Petition Underway to Save Clark Bench

Save the Bench, a newly formed group founded by Park Avenue residents and their neighbors, has begun circulating a petition. 

The group hopes to ensure that one of Alameda’s beloved landmarks, the Isabelle Clark Memorial Bench in Jackson Park south of San Jose Avenue, is repaired and restored rather than demolished. 

She had the bench inscribed “In Memory of My Dumb Friends,” a reference to her love of animals. Isabelle Clark paid for the design and installation of the bench in 1920 as a memorial to her late husband, George B. Clark. 

Alamedan Myrtle Wallace Maillot designed the bench. The petition can be found at ( 

To learn more, call Denise Shelton at 769-1514, or email her at