Posts Tagged ‘Heart of the Park’

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

Martin, Fontana parks get a boost

By Julia Baum

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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Come Out and Celebrate with us

HOP VII 2016_8-5x11Flyer

Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade


Aug 2016 Newsletter announcementJust click here or on the image above for the Newsletter.

Scenes from Heart of the Park VI

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Happy Birds Parrot Show at Heart of the Park VI

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Heart of the Park VI was a win-win for all

Thanks to all these wonderful donors, we had over 40 raffle prize winners at

Heart of the Park VI this last Sunday the 4th of Oct:

Raffle Donors pageCheck out all these happy prize winners:

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Thanks to these Heart of the Park VI Silent Auction Donors

Our Quarter Three Newsletter is out!


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See what the Almaden Times Weekly had to say about Heart of the Park V

Almaden Times article 10-3 to 10-16-14

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