Posts Tagged ‘Adopt-a-Park’

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.

Adopt-a-Park volunteers save the day

What a great workday, Sunday, February 12! The weather was awesome.  Students from Rancho Milpitas Middle School, San Jose High School and other volunteers met at McAbee to prune roses and weed the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden. Thanks to Adopt-a-Park and PRNS, we had all the necessary tools and support to remove one and a half truck-loads of debris. Thanks to Martin-Fontana Parks Association, volunteers were properly checked in and there was water and snacks to keep everyone focused. The roses were pruned and thinned so that we should have a wonderful 2017 bloom. Work was also done on the east side of McAbee in the two scout projects; and a pile of wood chips, recently delivered to East Fontana, on the east-side of the Golf Creek Bridge, was partially spread. PRNS will be bringing in a small front-loader to help in this process. All in all, we thank those that helped with yesterday’s project.

One word to those of us that use McAbee. When there is a coordinated effort such as this, and it is necessary for volunteers to work curb-side, please exercise caution; please slow down. Those commuting on McAbee in general exceed the posted limit. Even with middle school children negotiating wheelbarrows in the bike path on McAbee, vehicles maintained their speed. So folks, in general, if you see a work party, slow down. Those florescent-pink vested workers and their stewards would appreciate it.

Patrick P. Pizzo,

MFPA Project Coordinator

 

February 2017 Newsletter

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A Big Thank You to these Adopt-a-Park Folks

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These 10th Graders from the Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, spent their Saturday morning cleaning up the brush and spreading mulch in Jeffrey Fontana Park.  What a hard-working group they were!  They cheerfully cut down scrub oaks and filled two truck loads full of trimmings that Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) hauled away.  Thanks to Steve Cameron of PRNS for his Saturday help.  Thanks also to those Martin-Fontana Park Association members that helped, the Adopt-a-Park folks, and the PRNS staff from the City of San Jose that assisted with tools, refreshments and project management.  This was a real team effort.

Aug 2016 Newsletter announcementJust click here or on the image above for the Newsletter.

Thanks Volunteers!

Thanks everybody!

Thanks everybody!

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Our organization was established to save the park trees from being cut down by PG&E. Additionally, we have adopted both TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana Parks through the City’s Adopt-a-Park program.  Saturday, Oct. 17th., we had a volunteer work party at Tree 13 to trim and clean up the wild-looking patch directly across from the tree. The area is at the corner of Castello Drive and Golden Oak Way in Jeffrey Fontana Park.

Volunteers were checked in at 9:00 am and worked until almost noon. Water and snacks were provided by the Martin-Fontana Parks Association. Tools were provided by the San Jose Adopt-a-Park program. Volunteers trimmed shrubbery, took out volunteer oak saplings, and did lots of weeding.

About 15 to 20 volunteers showed up and made short work of it. It was so nice to see so many young folks show up and spend their Sat morning helping to maintain the beauty of our Parks.

The Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden gets a Spring makeover

On Sat the 9th of May, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR), with the support of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association, and Adopt-a-Park, weeded, dead-headed roses and generally cleaned-up the Fontana Memorial Rose Garden at McAbee Road and Golden Oaks Drive.  Continuing to make this area the highlight of the commute on McAbee!  Thanks for all your hard work, volunteers.  What we do without you.

Thanks also, to our photographer, Susan Mosher for the great photos.

Hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

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