San Jose staff whips Almaden area parks into shape

TJ Martin Park Soccer Fields

Here’s an article by Julia Baum | jbaum@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group dated September 20, 2017:

Several parks in the Almaden Valley area should be in top shape after San Jose public works crews checked off a long list of improvements throughout the summer that have all finally been finished.

The upgrades range from simple replacements such as new solar LEDs at Chris Hotts Park to redoing the playground surface at Vista Park to rehabilitating the soccer fields at TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks.

For the rest of the story go to:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/20/san-jose-staff-whips-almaden-area-parks-into-shape/

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by patrick p. pizzo on September 22, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Read the article. Great photo of the soccer fields. Strike team… the Navy Seals? Scary thought. A photo of the Dog Park area in Fontana West would have provided a reality reference.

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  2. Posted by Rich Grialou on September 30, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Regarding the article about the TJ Martin soccer field renovation project, I did not see any excavation that would be required to put rocks underneath the turf. What I did see over the past few months was an effort to make the soccer fields playable by trying to remove the gophers, repairing the sprinkler system, spraying for weed control and some limited re-seeding. That was pretty much the extent of the project. The cost was more like $15,000-$20,000 not $1,000,000.
    Johnny Khamis’ office responded:
    “There was some confusion about different conversations Councilmember Khamis had with PRNS. At one point when we talked, they shared what the best practices plan would be for all sports fields – IF we had all the money we needed. Later, when they were talking about doing the renovations, he thought the full renovation is what they were doing. He apologizes for the misunderstanding, and we have contacted Julia to correct the record…”

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