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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

Winter/spring edition of City of San Marcos 360

The winter/spring edition of the City of San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available. Residents and businesses will be receiving the publication in their mailboxes this week. Featuring articles on award winning schools, development updates, holiday safety tips, the city’s move to district elections and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

For more information or to view the publication online, visit www.san-marcos.net/newsletter.

Sign-Up Now For Spring San Elijo Hills AYSO Soccer Fun

Sign-Up Now For Spring Soccer Fun

In AYSO Region 1505 Everyone Plays®…Everyone Wins!

Safe, affordable…and memories that last a lifetime. AYSO has been the first name in youth soccer since 1964. Every child plays at least 50% of EVERY game!

Join us for Spring Turbo Soccer!!

Fun, short-sided games for all!!

8 game season starting in April.

No practice! Sunday Games (after 11:00am)

Who: Boys & Girls, Ages 4-12 as of August 1, 2010

(some divisions may be coed)

What: Spring season is focused on playing soccer for fun!

Where: San Elijo Upper Softball Field

How: Register Online; Online registration is now open

When: Registration closes March 15

Cost: $30.00

Includes: Insurance, T-Shirt and 8 Game Season!

For Complete Registration Information, visit www.sanelijoayso.org.

San Marcos Fitness Roundup

THE EVENTS:

The San Marcos Fitness Roundup is a fun-filled event offering something for everyone with a community 5K run/walk, challenging 11K mostly trail run up to the top of Double Peak and back and a post-race festival.

Register for the Double Peak Challenge 11K and receive a timing tag, commemorative medal, a technical T-shirt and a physical challenge and views from Double Peak that you won’t soon forget! Space is limited to the first 500 participants to register for this unique event.

Register for the Community 5K Run/Walk and receive a timing tag, cotton T-shirt and a fun, relatively flat course around the Cal State San Marcos campus and surrounding city streets.

POST-RACE SHINDIG:

After your race, enjoy an awards ceremony featuring custom awards and Running Center gift certificates to age-group and overall winners, drawing prizes, tasty treats,  live entertainment provided by Cowboy Jack and the North County Cowboys, exciting vendor booths and more.

 

Ridgeline Trailhead to open to public on Friday

 

san elijo hills trail

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The new Ridgeline Trailhead in San Marcos will open to the public on Friday, October 15, 2010. The trailhead is located at 102 San Elijo Road, about two miles south of SR-78 on Twin Oaks Valley Road.

The Ridgeline Trailhead includes vehicle and horse trailer parking, restrooms, drinking fountains, shaded picnicking, views of South Lake (a future city park location), and trail access to the Lakeview, Double Peak and Ridgeline trails. There are also bicycle racks and horse tie rails available at the site.

The $1 million trailhead was funded through an agreement with the developers of San Elijo Hills. The agreement also included the development of the entire ridgeline trail system, open space, remote group picnic area, Double Peak Park and San Elijo Park.

The Ridgeline Trailhead provides one of the easiest access points to the Cerro De Las Posas Ridgeline as the trail access location is at the same elevation as much of the Ridgeline trail. Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a more vigorous hike, bike or horseback ride may do the five-mile loop down to Discovery Lake and then back up Twin Oaks Valley Road. There is also a slightly shorter look up to Double Peak Park using the Double Peak Trail and then returning via the Secret Trail.

The City of San Marcos features a proposed 72 miles multi-use trail system. There are 56 miles of existing trails currently that are great for hiking, biking, running, equestrian use and more.

For more information, please call the San Marcos Community Services Department at (760) 744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net (Departments/Community Services/Trails).

Mission Sports Park to reopen with four new fields in San Marcos

The popular Mission Sports Park in San Marcos will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 14 with four additional fields and several other new amenities. The park, located at 931 Bailey Court, underwent a $3.5 million upgrade and expansion over the past year and now has a total of eight fields.

In addition to the four new fields, which include new artificial turf infields, the park features new batting and pitching cages; new electronic scoreboards; new foul ball poles; a new enclosed and shaded tot lot; new dugout shade structures; and new shaded group picnic areas.

Existing restrooms and concession buildings were refurbished and new restroom and storage buildings were added. Additional parking spaces were also added, and an agreement with Vallecitos Water District was established to use their lot for overflow parking. A new pedestrian entrance to the park from Armorlite Road was created. A new monument entry sign and baseball bollards round out the upgrades at the park.

“We have seen an incredible surge in youth baseball here in San Marcos since this park originally opened a decade ago,” explained Community Services Director Craig Sargent-Beach. “The added fields and new amenities satisfy a strong need in the community for more ball fields.”

A grand opening ceremony is slated for 4 pm on Oct. 14 and is open to the public. The ceremony will include comments from the San Marcos City Council and members of the San Marcos Youth Baseball League. The first pitch will be thrown by Mayor Jim Desmond, signaling the park’s official opening.

For more information, please call San Marcos Community Services at (760) 744-9000.

Recent Mountain Lion Sightings Symphony/Montage vacant development in San Elijo Hills

The security guard for the Symphony/Montage vacant development in San Elijo Hills has reported a recent mountain lion sighting.  This location would match sighting last fall and this past spring.

The following safety tips are provided by the California Department of Fish and Game. They are based on studies of mountain behavior and analysis of attacks by mountain lions.

  • Don’t hike alone. Go in groups, with adults supervising children an keep children close to you. Observations of captured mountain lions reveal that the animals seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times.
  • Don’t approach a lion. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation. Give them a way to escape.
  • Don’t run from a lion. Running stimulates a mountain lion’s instinct to chase. Instead, stand and face the animal. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up if possible so that they don’t panic and run. Although it may be awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion.
  • Don’t crouch or bend over. A squatting or bending person looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal.
  • Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms. Open your jacket if you are wearing one. Throw stones, branches or whatever you can reach without crouching or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a loud voice.
  • Fight back if attacked. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools and their bare hands. Since a mountain lion usually tries to bite the head or neck, try to remain standing and face the attacking animal. For more information about mountain lions, contact the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), case of emergency call 911 and DFG at 916-445-0045

Kohl’s, Cal South, and host club San Elijo FC put on a Free Recreational Soccer Clinic on Monday night

Kohl’s, Cal South, and host club San Elijo FC put on a Free Recreational Soccer Clinic on Monday night August 16th at San Elijo Elementary School to over 60 participants ages U6 – U12!!! Thanks to all who came out and supported this fun event!

Congratulations San Elijo FC GU13! 2010 Dave Shelton Memorial Cup Finalists!

This past weekend the San Elijo FC GU13 team brought home the very first set of hardware for San Elijo FC at the Dave Shelton Memorial Cup in Escondido.  The girls played in a very tough Silver bracket and put together three solid wins against some tough competition to enable them to advance to the Final before losing to a very tough Oceanside Breakers team.  “This is very exciting for our girls and the club.  For this to happen in such a short period of time, and in our inagaural season is just awesome for not only this team, but for all the kids and parents who represent our club.  I have a feeling this is the first of many great things in the future for our players and our club.” said Chris Fitzsimmons Founder and Director of San Elijo FC.

Is your child ready to take their game to the next level?  For further information e-mail chris@theacademyatsanelijo.com

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