Archive for December, 2013

Martin-Fontana Parks Association’s 2013 blog in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Another Crosswalk upgrade

You may have noticed the construction going on at the intersection of McAbee Road and Golden Oak Way at  Jeffrey Fontana Park.  Another crosswalk with flashing beacons and bulb-out curb extensions, just like the one at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Oak Glen Way, is being installed.  Per a news article in the San Jose Mercury News, the logic for bulb-outs is pedestrian safety. Pedestrians can walk across a narrower street and be less exposed to traffic for a shorter distance and amount of time.


Citrix Community Service at Fontana Park

Citrix, a provider of mobile technologies and cloud services, lent employee, Rus Richter, to a second annual community service day at Fontana Park.  Rus and MFPA project leader, Dave Poeschel, planted California native shrubs and rushes.  The plantings are in the Eastern area of Jeffrey Fontana Park.

See last year’s planting.  Go to:

Rus  Richter surveys his work from last year

Rus Richter surveys his work from last year

Rus waters newly planted rushes

Rus waters newly planted rushes

Thanks to Citrix for lending out Rus, & thanks to Dave for putting it all together and making our park look so much better.