When East Palo Alto United Soccer Club looks back to the times we would train on the dirt field covered with rocks before Rich May Memorial Field was even considered, it’s amazing to see such a transformation. Seeing this come together in our community is one of the main reasons, Rich May Field is important to our group. Not only is it our club’s home field, but it’s the best year around the field the City of East Palo Alto has. As a native here in EPA this is the kind of field we would have to travel outside of our city to find. It’s a dream come true for our City, and we are more than honored and proud to be able to have this as our home field.
Our Eastside soccer teams are grateful to have the opportunity to use the Rich May Field. Since our school does not have its own field, our students are excited to come to the Rich May field each day during the season and they appreciate being able to practice on a regulation size field to better prepare for the games. The Rich May Field is a tremendous resource for the entire East Palo Alto community and it’s great to have such a high-quality athletic facility in our own city.
Rich May Field means a lot to our organization – Ravenswood Junior SC. As the first turf field in the community – Rich May Field means a lot to our organization.
Plus it is so important to have the lights! This is one of the best parts of the field.
Having a turf field, plus lights in East Palo Alto, brings more opportunities to our kids and gives them more time to spend enrolling in sports.
I can say that Rich May Field is the best sports project in the community.
There a sense of pride when you walk up to the green gates and take a look at all the people playing their sport in unison. Rich May Memorial Field represents a big sense of pride in our small town. To have such a beautiful area in a struggling community where you can come out and release some stress in the game or just to take in the good energy of the people is like no other. I’m happy and proud to be apart of this place that makes our community just a little bit better.
Community Sports Organizations using the Rich May Memorial Field
East Side Prep Soccer
East Palo Alto Academy
Stanford Soccer Club Aftershocks
Peninsula Green Rugby FC
East Palo Alto United Soccer
Palo Alto Sporting United
East Palo Alto Rugby FC
Google Rugby Club
SMC Sheriff Activity League Rugby
We are so grateful to Canopy and Grass Roots Ecology for their landscape help. Maintenance is ongoing and includes – weed pulling, wood chips spreading, planting, landscape and general clean up. Workdays will be posted on this site and offers to volunteer are very welcome!
Volunteers are welcome to join the Rich May “Maintenance Crew”