Archive for January, 2022

Come out and smell the roses!

Martin-Fontana Parks Association and the San Jose Parks Dept. are sponsoring a

Get the Rose Garden Ready for Spring! event.

Where:  The rose garden at the west side of McAbee Road and Golden Oak Way.  

When: Saturday, Jan. 22nd from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

What:  Join your Park Association to weed, prune and feed the roses and get them ready for a spring bloom!

How:  This is a COVID safe event, so bring a picture ID and proof of vaccination.  Wear a mask, long sleeves, clothing that covers your legs, (thorns are sharp), and closed shoes. No experience necessary, train on the job!  Join the work party as your time allows and help Jeffrey Fontana’s Memorial Rose Garden sparkle.


To sign up and/or get more info, go to Eventbrite.com. You can also sign up at the park on Saturday.

PG&E is trimming & removing trees in our parks today

Golden Rain trees in Jeffrey Fontana Park

Per Linda Wilson, the Martin-Fontana Parks Association President, PG&E wanted to cut down and remove seven trees and trim several others.  After meeting with the MFPA team, the work was revised to the following:

Two “volunteer” trees growing in Jeffrey Fontana Park, east of Golf Creek, will be removed because they will eventually be a problem with the wires.

Four Golden Rain trees along Golden Oak Way will be trimmed instead of removed.

Tree 13 at the corner of Castello Drive and Golden Oak Way will be trimmed.

Tree 13

Several “volunteer’ trees along the fence line with the Villas will be removed or trimmed.  The Pyracantha will remain as well as the other brush.

In TJ Martin Park, one tree that shades the bench near Burchell Ave. will be trimmed instead of removed.

The Liquid Amber trees along Oak Glen Way will be sloped (trimmed) away from the wires.