Located at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and 7th Street, Andy Jacobsen Park is planted primarily with native plants, resembling a lush backyard garden. It is rugged and natural in appearance, and is well-maintained. The park offers a short hiking trail, benches, and breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay.
The Pacific Grove site was authorized by the Pacific Grove City Council on February 1, 1956. The City of Pacific Grove contributed $650 for the project, and an additional $100 donation was provided by the Monterey Peninsula Garden Club. This site, formerly known as Prospect Park, and located at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and 7th Street (near Lovers Point) was planted with ornamental shrubs and landscaped with locally-collected granite boulders. A bronze plaque mounted on a large granite boulder reads, "In Memory of Andy Jacobsen, County Supervisor 1932 - 1955." A sign identifies the park as "Jacobson Park." A bench placed near the plaque is an inviting stop for visitors to pause and look out over Monterey Bay. More about Andy Jacobsen can be found in the Andrew Berig Jacobsen Biography. (Submitted by: Dean A. Enderlin of Calistoga, Calif., Grandson of Andy Jacobsen)