Jeffrey Fontana Rose Garden gets a clean up

Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden clean up Crew

Thanks to the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR), who came out in force last Saturday on May 20th, the Memorial Garden looks better than ever.  They were assisted by five members of the Pioneer High School Key Club, who are mentored by the Kiwanis, and members of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association.

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It’s been five years since the SCCAOR Foundation adopted the Memorial Garden and pledged more than $4000 toward its upkeep, besides volunteering their time and hard work each spring and fall to maintain the beautiful red and white theme.  Chairman of the group is Frank Cancilla

The Martin-Fontana Parks Association greatly appreciates SCCAOR’s funding and volunteerism for the last five years. We salute their members who contribute so much to the lasting beauty of the garden that was planted to memorialize Officer Jeffrey Fontana.  Officer Fontana was killed in the line of duty while patrolling our neighborhoods.

*Photos provided by Nancy Kalashian.  Thanks, Nancy.

 

 

We have a new Address

Martin-Fontana Parks Association
6081 Meridian Avenue
Suite 70 #246
San Jose, CA 95120

You can also reach us at:  SaveOurParkTrees@gmail.com too.

Fontana Park’s Tot Lot fence is looking like new again!

Thanks to the hard work of volunteers, the fence got a new coat of paint.

Martin-Fontana Parks Association member, Scott Raley, directed the scraping & painting for the two days it required.  We even had Fire Station 22 firefighters drop by to lend a hand.

Engine 22

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Stop by and you will notice a job well done!

A HUGE Thank You to MFPA member and realtor, Scott Raley, who led the project to restore the iron fence.  Volunteers included firefighters from Fire Station 22 on Bose Ave., Kiwanis members, the Raley family, one grandson, and MFPA members.  The fence looks great, thanks to: Scott, Susan, Daniel and Christie Raley, Ingrid Menafra, Mike Montanari, (Kiwanis), John Senkier, Kara Danielsen, Scott Fey, Tom Connelly (Station 22), and Sunny Wagstaff, Linda Wilson, Johnny Khamis, Rich Grialou, Jack Robertson, Mike Kalashian, Dennis Abad, Patrick Pizzo, Robert Braunstein, and Rod Carpenter (MFPA). 

*Photos by Nancy Kalashian and Sunny Wagstaff.

Here’s our latest Newsletter. Check it out!

WOW!  What does our new President have to say?!  What’s happening in our parks?!  Find out in our latest Newsletter.

*Click on the image or go to:  https://saveourparktrees.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/newsletter-apr-2017.pdf for the complete newsletter.

Jeffrey Fontana Park’s Native Plant Islands

Before they were islands of rocks:

Thanks to MFPA, we now have islands of beauty.

Patrick Pizzo, one of Martin-Fontana Parks Association coordinators, has produced  a video explaining what plants are in these islands.   Thanks, Patrick!

  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Soccer fields to be treated for Broadleaf Weeds

Frank Maldonado Jr., Senior Maintenance Worker for San Jose’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, has informed us that they will be spraying the TJ Martin sports field for Broadleaf weeds after the rains.

broadleaf-weeds

Sometime during the week of the 5th through the 11th of Feb. or the following week. They will be applying two applications. After the 1st week of March they will fertilize, aerate, and reseed the turf.  The next step in the process will be to fence off the field.

The sports field is located at the western intersection of Meridian Avenue and Oakglen Way in TJ Martin Park.

UPDATE:  Mar 23rd, the soccer fields have been closed off and the spraying will begin. 

San Jose City Council’s Report on Sustainable Park Maintenance

For those who couldn’t attend, here’s a video link to the report on Sustainable Park Maintenance presented on the 22nd of March at the San Jose City Council meeting.