Monopoly in the Park
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Creation of Monopoly in the Park

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Grand Opening

Jill Cody worked for the City of San Jose at the time and brought the idea of making it the central focus of a garden to a meeting of the San Jose Beautiful Steering Committee, a volunteer group.

Fundraising to buy the board from the granite company started right away. We also knew that people interested in donating would want to know where it would be located and what it would look like. So working concurrently with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency plans were made to identify a location and develop a competition for a design featuring the 30 foot by 30 foot square Monopoly Board. Each pieces is made out of granite and the side properties weigh 140lbs. and the corner pieces weigh 236lbs.

Guinness Book of World Records

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