Category Archives: Parks

Tomahawk Park

Last January, the City sent out a request to all neighborhood associations soliciting suggestions for capital repairs needed in the area. The Brierwood Association responded with a list of repairs and improvements at Tomahawk Park and I am happy to … Continue reading

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Pine Forest Curb and Gutter/Park

As I wrote in August, the funding from a Community Development Block Grant for curb and gutter improvements in Pine Forest was re-allocated to sidewalks, crosswalks and park improvements since the funds were insufficient to construct complete curb/gutter and sidewalk … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park Bulkhead

The bulkhead at Riverfront Park along River Road has been deteriorating and we have experienced washouts several times in the past few years. Hurricane Matthew dealt the bulkhead and park a serious blow rendering it unsafe to get close to … Continue reading

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San Marco/San Jose Dog Park

For the past few months there has been a lively conversation on Next Door San Marco about the pros and cons of a new dog park.  My understanding of the request is basically an off-leash park. Dogs are allowed in … Continue reading

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Baker Skinner Park

I can’t believe how much time has passed since I first allocated funds to a new batting cage at Baker Skinner. San Jose Athletic Association manages the park and the youth baseball program there. After some consideration, the Association changed … Continue reading

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University Boulevard Crosswalk

You may recall that some time ago I reached out to FDOT regarding the installation of a pedestrian crosswalk across University Boulevard near Lakewood Shopping Center and Crabtree Park. There are apartments on one side of University and a park … Continue reading

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Christopher Creek Dredging

A number of years ago, that portion of Christopher Creek between University Boulevard and San Jose at Nathan Krestul Park experienced significant siltation at least in part due to construction activities that occurred north of University during construction of a … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park Bulkhead Repairs

The bulkhead along Riverfront Park is failing in several locations leading to continuous undermining and the need for frequent repairs of cave-in’s and closures of sections of the park. Public Works has been obtaining estimates and preparing a scope of … Continue reading

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Pine Forest Park

At a recent community meeting in Pine Forest, neighbors complained that the roof of the bathroom facility had a gaping hole and had been that way for over a year. I was shocked by the report and checking on Google … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park /River Road Update

This week, the traffic pattern in front of Riverfront Park was changed. Only one-way northbound traffic will be allowed on the street. Between dramatic increases in cut-through rush hour traffic, on-street parking, and increased activity in the Park, as well … Continue reading

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Inwood Terrace Riverfront

The dead-end of Inwood Terrace at the river has long been a hidden gem of waterfront access. There are old steps down to a retaining wall and an actual beach where waves lap on the shore. But of late, the … Continue reading

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Baker Skinner Restroom Update

Unfortunately, work has yet to begin on the additional restroom facility at Baker Skinner. You will recall that I directed $40,000 of capital funds available for park improvements to Baker Skinner for batting cages back in the fall of 2014. … Continue reading

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