Category Archives: Parks

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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Whatley Park Update

Last year, San Marco Preservation Society selected Whatley Park as their focus project. Working with the neighbors surrounding the park, a plan for a new sidewalk, benches, landscaping and lighting were agreed upon. Thanks to the hard work of Andrew … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park

Again, this summer residents living adjacent to Riverfront Park, also known as San Marco Beach, contacted my office to report their displeasure with the vulgar language and unsanitary habits of the fisherman in the Park.  Added police presence and Park … Continue reading

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Cuba Hunter – Arts in Public Places

At the Greater Englewood Neighborhood Association meeting in November, Christie Holechek, with the Cultural Council shared exciting news about an upcoming installment of public art at the Cuba Hunter Community Center.  The public art will be a part of the … Continue reading

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Baker Skinner – Status update

A member of the San Jose Athletic Association, who happens to be a contractor, has generously volunteered to build the public restrooms at Baker Skinner Park at a substantial discount.  The contractor is collecting donations of labor and time to … Continue reading

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Baker Skinner Park

It has been over a year since funding was allocated for the new restroom at Baker Skinner. Our Parks Department reported last week that they are still working with San Jose Athletic Association on design and permitting. I hope that … Continue reading

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Earl Johnson

The lighting improvements for the Earl Johnson parking area are scheduled for completion this month. This is another project that has been promised for some time and previously funded according to our Parks Department. I am anxious to see the … Continue reading

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Parks Spreadsheet – June 2015

PARK NAME ADDRESS ZIP WE 06JUN15 Alejandro Garces Camp Tomahawk 8419 San Ardo Road 32217 Site could use new playground equipment. Safety surfacing will be replenished. Alexandria Oaks Park 1620 Marco Place 32207 Drainage ditch needs to be cleaned out. … Continue reading

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District 5 Park Repairs yield long list

I will attach under the parks tab on my website the complete report I received regarding a long list of repair requests.  The under slab leak at Southside Tennis that created a water hazard at the entrance has been repaired … Continue reading

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