Thanks to SCCAOR and all the other volunteers

SCCAOR Work Party

SCCAOR Work Party

On Saturday the 22nd, MFPA President Linda Wilson signed in 15 volunteers from the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors group (SCCAOR), two Leland High School students and two Martin-Fontana Parks Association members. They worked both sides of McAbee Road to clean up the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden* and the Scout I and II native plant gardens.  New mulch was applied to all the areas that 10 bags would cover and the street gutters were completely cleaned of plant life and dirt from squirrel and gopher activity.  The dog was there to take care of any escaping rodents.  Thanks to all their hard work both sides of the street are once again looking beautiful.

*Friday, the 28th of this month, will be the 15th anniversary of the loss of Office Jeffrey Fontana.

Halloween Dog Party at the Jeffrey Fontana Dog Park on Sunday Oct 30th

Halloween Dog Party

Halloween Dog Party

Here’s your Heart of the Park’s Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade winners


Pope Pup was there to bless the event.  Popeye the Sailor Man had just got off the boat in San Francisco for Fleet Week.  We even had Puppacatzi the Phodographer there to get all the photos.  Last, but not least, we had an Alligator show up from Almaden lake looking for snacks.  Luckily nobody was eaten.

Judging the event were Councilmember Johnny Khamis, Pinnacle Animal Hospital's Dr. Andra Moore, and Brandon Stevens.

Judging the event were Councilmember Johnny Khamis, Pinnacle Animal Hospital’s Dr. Andra Moore, and Brandon Stevens with his animal assistant Casey.

Here are some of the other Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade Participants

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Heart of the Park VII Raffle Winners

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A lot of thanks go to those community businesses who donated such great prizes!

San Jose Mercury News interviews MFPA President Linda Wilson concerning park conditions

Martin, Fontana parks get a boost

By Julia Baum

SAN JOSE — Preserving some of the city’s most prized natural treasures has been an ongoing challenge for the Martin-Fontana Parks Association, which hosts its seventh annual “Heart of the Park” fundraiser and membership drive on Saturday.

This year, the volunteer group is spotlighting its struggle to maintain or upgrade TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks with dwindling resources.

The group and San Jose’s parks and recreation department want to see new irrigation systems and turf installed in three areas, including the soccer fields. Native plants and mature oak trees thrive in the 33 acres that make up both parks, but non-native assets such as a grove of redwoods have been struggling to survive this past year due to budget cuts, drought and even gophers and squirrels.

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