taking out of all existing dirt, hauling it off-site and replacing it
with new soil and mulch.
Three of the park strips do not have full
retaining walls and will receive them. The existing walls will be
extended to replace the wood criss-cross fences. If there is a gate for
service entrance it will remain.
Soil will be brought in and graded
behind the retaining walls, walls will be power washed and painted and
a hardy vine covering will be planted to soften the look of the wall
over the next couple of years.
A combination of decomposed granite (3"
thick) and snonor gold flagstone inter lay will be poured into the park
Hackberry trees (known for their hardiness and deep root
system) are the trees that have been selected by the City Arborist and
will be provided by Our City Forrest.
California indigenous plants will
be put into place around the flagstone design which will alternate
in-between the trees.
Permission is now being sought to remove 4 trees
in this process. 2 large palm tress on one site, 1 seedling and 1 large
shedding tree at Curie and Los Pinos. We do not anticipate a problem
with this as the trees will be replaced with new trees.
have been asked for include: Doggy dispensing poles/bags that will
exist on 3 of the 5 park strips, a bubbler system laid (as there is
currently no water system for any of the park strips) and monies for
the indigenous plants. We considered the plant monies as an extra only
because we can apply for a San Jose Beautiful grant for up to $3k in
the next 4 months that could cover those. If we don't get those monies,
it may be that we ask for extra donations from our membership.