Archive for December, 2016

Glowing Court Garden Area gets a Remake

Perhaps you have walked by the little garden area located next to the PG&E tower at  Glowing Ct. and Oakglen Way in TJ Martin Park in San Jose and noticed a change.  In November, Martin-Fontana Parks Association members, Cristina Hibbs, Larry Sasscer and Dennis Abad cleaned up the area.  They dug a trough and put down gopher screening to prevent the gophers from tunneling near the sidewalk.   Cristina even managed to get free mulch delivered from a local tree company.  She, along with Larry and Dennis, spread the mulch over the area.  In addition, the mow strip around the garden was cleared of grass and uncovered.  In the future, work will consist of some replacement plants and upkeep.

Great job, guys!  Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to make our walks in the park much nicer.

City of San José updating the Greenprint


Greenprint is the guide to the future development of parks, recreation facilities, and neighborhood services programming.

By taking this survey ( you will be helping to shape San José for generations to come.

This is not your typical online survey. You will not only get to tell us what you think, but also specify where your comments and ideas apply. Your responses will help the Greenprint team know more about how the system works for you, where you would like to see improvements and how we can build a stronger, more connected community.


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


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.