By the Numbers: Random Facts About Our Town

Jerry Bowles
Granize Sidewalk Tile Art Along First Street

The Benicia State Recreation Area encompasses 577 acres.

Our City’s namesake, Doña  Benicia, had 4 words in her name – Francisca Benicia Carillo de Vallejo.

Benicia’s land area is 12. 9 square miles.

On its website, Benicia High School boasts 40 extracurricular clubs, including Table Tennis.

Benicia has 10 Public Art installations, with 2 more in the works:

Benicia Bench, by Robert Arneson, East Fifth Street side of Benicia Marina
Dona Benicia's Mantilla (envelops the General's chair), by Linda Fleming, Harbor walk, First & B Streets
Mural Tiles on First Street by Guillermo Wagner
Ceramic-tiled Picnic Tables/Benches by St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School students, City Park
Dicta, by Sandra Shannonhouse, Benicia Public Library
The Navigator, (tile wall) by Guillermo Wagner Granizo, Benicia Public Library
Us, by Alice Otsuji Hager, inside the entrance at Benicia Public Library
Untitled, by Gregg Renfrow, Benicia Public Library
Caduceus Rose, by Lee Roy Champagne, Rose Drive Medical Arts Center, Rose Drive & Columbus Parkway
Self-portrait Tile Walls by Mills Elementary students, instruction by Guillermo Wagner Granizo, Benicia Community Center

Categories: Arts + Culture, History, Miscellaneous

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