ARPD Park Director
“Sven” was another director who seemed to be around the West End parks forever. The North Dakota native moved to Alameda when he was four years-old (must have been big for his age to ride his bike that far). Dave was on the of the rare park directors who not only worked for the ARPD, but also was attending college AND had a family with two kids. Yumpin’ Yimminy! this former Marine was one busy guy. Svensen also started Alameda’s city-wide church athletic league and coached the Trinity Lutheran squads. NOTE: Dave was NOT wearing his trademark pork pie hat at the dedication of Arnerich Field at Washington Park in 2004.
Tours of Duty: Longfellow (1968-1970)
(Photo credit: Bordanaro and Zarcone)