Archive for the ‘Heart of the Park’ Category

When is Heart of the Park this year? I haven’t heard a thing!

Last year’s Heart of the Park event

For those of you who have been wondering, the next Heart of the Park will be held in May of 2018.  Once an exact date has been determined, we will be sure to let you know.  We are hoping it will be a lot cooler in Spring and our parks should look their best at that time of the year.  We will all be looking forward to seeing you there.

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/

February 2017 Newsletter

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Here’s your Heart of the Park’s Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade winners

 

Pope Pup was there to bless the event.  Popeye the Sailor Man had just got off the boat in San Francisco for Fleet Week.  We even had Puppacatzi the Phodographer there to get all the photos.  Last, but not least, we had an Alligator show up from Almaden lake looking for snacks.  Luckily nobody was eaten.

Judging the event were Councilmember Johnny Khamis, Pinnacle Animal Hospital's Dr. Andra Moore, and Brandon Stevens.

Judging the event were Councilmember Johnny Khamis, Pinnacle Animal Hospital’s Dr. Andra Moore, and Brandon Stevens with his animal assistant Casey.

Here are some of the other Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade Participants

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Heart of the Park VII Raffle Winners

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A lot of thanks go to those community businesses who donated such great prizes!

San Jose Mercury News interviews MFPA President Linda Wilson concerning park conditions

Martin, Fontana parks get a boost

By Julia Baum

jbaum@bayareanewsgroup.com

SAN JOSE — Preserving some of the city’s most prized natural treasures has been an ongoing challenge for the Martin-Fontana Parks Association, which hosts its seventh annual “Heart of the Park” fundraiser and membership drive on Saturday.

This year, the volunteer group is spotlighting its struggle to maintain or upgrade TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks with dwindling resources.

The group and San Jose’s parks and recreation department want to see new irrigation systems and turf installed in three areas, including the soccer fields. Native plants and mature oak trees thrive in the 33 acres that make up both parks, but non-native assets such as a grove of redwoods have been struggling to survive this past year due to budget cuts, drought and even gophers and squirrels.

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