What would you have us do with $44,000 to spend in our Jeffrey Fontana & TJ Martin parks

I’m Robert Braunstein, Vice President of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association.

We have just signed a groundbreaking Right of Entry agreement with the City of San Jose that allows us to work on certain projects using contractors we hire.  Our association has $44,000 to spend on these projects. My question to you is, what are the most important issues in the TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks right now that need to be addressed?  If there is an issue you feel particularly strongly about, let me know if you would like to join a project management group to work on a specific fix.

Please reply with your opinion at SaveOurParkTrees@gmail.com.







Here’s Robert hard at work refinishing the Tot Lot fence in Jeffrey Fontana Park.

6 responses to this post.

  1. I would love to see the grassy areas restored: gophers eradicated, holes filled, field leveled and sprinklers fixed where necessary so we again can have fields that are safe to play soccer or catch on without worrying about hurting yourself by stepping in a hole or tripping over a mound of gopher dirt.



  2. I would love to see the fields returned to usable space to play sports with my kids, like a small soccer scrimmage or to play catch. First I would think that means gophers eradicated, holes filled and fields leveled where needed as well as sprinklers repaired in some areas.

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  3. Posted by Ken Kitajima on July 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I agree! The park environment is out of balance. See my submission. Ken Kitajima



  4. Posted by davepoeschel on July 14, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I’d like to see parks maintenance staff receive training about CA native plants and provided help from hired hands (CCC?) so they can properly weed the plantings on the north side of the turf and add additional wood chips.



  5. Posted by Patrick P. Pizzo on July 14, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I think a community garden in an undeveloped portion of TJM (near Coleman) or in the undeveloped area in J. Fontana East (near Golf Creek) would a good idea. One might seek matching funds from the City Comm Garden Lead person to pull this off.

    Outdoor fitness equipment area? http://www.jnyintheclassroom.org/hit-outdoor-gym-new-era-fitness-trails/


    Look at this set-up! http://www.highgroundnews.com/devnews/AdultFitnessPark.aspx

    What about a sand-filled, volleyball court?




  6. Posted by Nicki Temple on July 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I would love to see the dog park moved down to the Curtner end of the park…. I live in the Villas of Almaden & my unit backs up to the dog park, dogs bark day & night. Why didn’t the dog park get put where there wasn’t a noise issue. If you are not interested in moving the dog park away from our million $$ homes then at least fix the Gate that slams every time someone goes in or out of the fenced area. How about build a concrete wall to deflect the dog barking back into the dog park. Frustrating that the dog park was built right next to the wonderful Villas of Almaden complex instead of down near Curtner where the park would not be right up against the back fence of our neighborhood. I’m sure most people in this area would not allow a dog park to go up on the other side of their back fence…



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