Category Archives: Parks

Landon Park

Over the past year, representatives of the San Marco Garden Circle and the San Marco Preservation Society have been in discussion with the City parks Department regarding possible equipment changes and additions in the park. The conversation began when the … Continue reading

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Friendship Fountain Restoration

Several years ago, a project was added to the City Capital Improvement plan to restore Friendship Fountain to its former glory. I believe this may have been added prior to the time I became the Council representative for the Southbank, … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park (AKA San Marco Beach)

Construction of the new bulkhead at Riverfront Park is well underway and scheduled for completion in May. You may recall that when work began last year, we were short the required funds to complete the entire length. During the budget … Continue reading

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Pine Forest Sidewalks and Park improvements

Back in the summer of 2016, I had reached out to residents in Pine Forest regarding their top priorities for improvements in the vicinity of the school and park. We had available funds left over from a prior grant and … Continue reading

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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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