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Thanks Volunteers!

Thanks everybody!

Thanks everybody!

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Our organization was established to save the park trees from being cut down by PG&E. Additionally, we have adopted both TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana Parks through the City’s Adopt-a-Park program.  Saturday, Oct. 17th., we had a volunteer work party at Tree 13 to trim and clean up the wild-looking patch directly across from the tree. The area is at the corner of Castello Drive and Golden Oak Way in Jeffrey Fontana Park.

Volunteers were checked in at 9:00 am and worked until almost noon. Water and snacks were provided by the Martin-Fontana Parks Association. Tools were provided by the San Jose Adopt-a-Park program. Volunteers trimmed shrubbery, took out volunteer oak saplings, and did lots of weeding.

About 15 to 20 volunteers showed up and made short work of it. It was so nice to see so many young folks show up and spend their Sat morning helping to maintain the beauty of our Parks.

The Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Rose Garden gets a Spring makeover

On Sat the 9th of May, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR), with the support of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association, and Adopt-a-Park, weeded, dead-headed roses and generally cleaned-up the Fontana Memorial Rose Garden at McAbee Road and Golden Oaks Drive.  Continuing to make this area the highlight of the commute on McAbee!  Thanks for all your hard work, volunteers.  What we do without you.

Thanks also, to our photographer, Susan Mosher for the great photos.

Hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

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Third Annual October Work Day in Jeffrey Fontana Park

Saturday, October 13 from 9:00-11:00

Join with Adopt-a-Park volunteers from the community on our Annual Fall Spruce-up Day!!

Choose your special interest project from spreading mulch, to pulling weeds, to pruning small shrubs to beautify your park.

Meet at the Jeffrey Fontana Statue near the tot lot:

  • Sign in
  • Choose your project*
  • Enjoy coffee, tea, water, refreshments
  • Work tools will be available on site (wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves if you have them)


  • Spread mulch near Golf Creek east of McAbee.
  • Pull up date palms growing from unauthorized mulch east of McAbee.
  • Clean weeds out of the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden west of McAbee.
  • Spread mulch under the two towers in front of the dog parks.
  • Clean up and prune the areas around the cell phone tower near Meridian.
  • Clean weeds out of the newly planted bus stop area on Meridian.