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Hitting A Home Run for William Bradley Park in San Marcos

Local San Marcos Businesses, Associations and Project EverGreen Join Forces to Deliver More Than $22,000 in Playing Surface Improvements and Create A Greener, Healthier, Cooler Earth

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Media can film b-roll of renovation work being performed and conduct interviews with participating donors and Project EverGreen staff. From Noon – 1:00 p.m. there will be a donor recognition ceremony, honoring Hunter Industries, participating landscape contractors and suppliers, and the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department. Boxed lunches will be available for media and volunteers.
William Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078

Project EverGreen, San Marcos-based Hunter Industries, Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association and local landscape and nursery businesses.

The playing surface of William Bradley Park’s Field # 3 has become uneven due to the settling of decomposing organic matter (the park was built on a former landfill in the 1960s). Field # 3 receives significant year around usage – an estimated 4,000 youth use the multi-sport field annually for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse – and is in immediate need of attention.

Project EverGreen, with a Hunter Industries community service grant and Hunter Helping Others employees,  along with the Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association, and local landscape contractors and suppliers –  all volunteers, have come together to donate time, expertise and supplies – with an estimated value exceeding $22,000 – to make this improvement in the City of San Marcos a reality.

Renovation Project Facts & Community Benefits

The renovation of William Bradley Park Field # 3 encompasses a variety of elements and tasks that will not only revitalize the park’s green spaces but also provide a sustainable platform for future generations to enjoy and maintain the facility. Work scheduled to be completed includes:

  • Grass aeration
  • Weed control
  • Add nutrients to improve grass health
  • Cut field turfgrass edges, install new sod to improve player safety
  • Field laser level grading
  • Install Infield clay soil mix
  • Install outfield warning track mix
  • Outfield top dress sand to fill in uneven areas
  • Field and shrub beds Irrigation repair and re-alignment
  • New trees and shrubs bed planting
  • Mulching plant beds
  • Repair and paint ballfield dugouts, benches, fences, and backstop
  • Re-seeding

Construction projects happening at San Elijo Middle School

San Elijo Middle
With an ever-increasing need for shade at existing school campuses for the safety of the students at lunch and with the physical education programs, San Elijo Middle has been selected for shade shelter installation. In conjunction with the Shade Shelter project, the field and site facilities projects at San Elijo Middle School developed in response to the higher attendance demands and curriculum requirements on the physical education program.  SMUSD is removing the west end sand/volleyball courts and installing more basketball/volleyball hard courts. They are also bringing electrical and P/A speakers to the field area.

Bradley Park plan OK’d, but funding tough | UTSanDiego.com

SAN MARCOS CA — Big plans have been hatched for Bradley Park — new football/soccer fields, another baseball field, improvements to existing fields and lots more parking.

Big plans, but they cost big money, more than $12 million. So now comes the search for funds. And that’s the big unknown.

San Marcos City Council last month approved a master plan for the 24-acre park, which sits along Rancho Santa Fe Road south of Linda Vista Drive. READ MORE via Bradley Park plan OK’d, but funding tough | UTSanDiego.com.