Gone But Not Forgotten: Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures

Published On October 6, 2011 | By Rob Arias | History & Archive, News & Commentary

I ran across this 2008 post while reminiscing with a co-worker recently. Probably my first memory of Emeryville … before I knew where Emeryville was. The author describes it perfectly. It was one of the few spots along the way to wherever you were going with your parents that you might actually stop bickering with your sibling or reading comics just to catch a glimpse of the oddity of seeing an arbitrarily placed sculpture of Snoopy.

A piece of Hollywood trivia: The mudflats were actually featured in the 1971 movie “Harold & Maude”. A piece of Emeryville History worth preserving | The Poop on SFGate »

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

5 Responses to Gone But Not Forgotten: Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures

  1. nick wyneken says:

    When I was a kid back in the 50s we’d drive over to South San Francisco after the bridge was built (Remember the ferry boat?} to visit the grand folks.My sisters and I would crane to see the latest Emeryville mudflat sculptures.’who made these dad?’ “Beatniks’ The thrill on the way back was Sherwin Williams COVER THE WORLD IN PAINT sign

  2. christina says:

    I’m sad there don’t seem to be any real historical photos of the sculptures. I loved driving by them as a kid and lived to see Snoopy & the Red Baron.

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