Alameda Parks in the Media

Alameda Has Always Been a Town of Collaboration…

Alameda has always been a town of collaboration. The attached column communicates an example of how that worked for the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2014/04/23/test-of-time-alamedas-jean-sweeney-park-plan-a-key-example-of-island-involvement/

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Profile of Boardmember Ken Miller

One of the Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation board members is Ken Miller, a professional personal trainer who wants to help as many people as possible become healthier. He is highlighted in the attached article here, written by another FOTP board member, Gina Jaber. http://www.alamedamagazine.com/January-February-2017/Use-It-or-Lose-It/

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Alameda Parks Make Life Better for Everyone

Alameda parks make life better for everyone. There are twenty-three parks on our island. All are well maintained, though the cost for this high, they still are carefully cleaned and improved on an on-going basis. The Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation contributes to various projects and programs to make sure they continue to add value. We also manage two major community events. “Play for the Parks Golf Tournament, Auction and Dinner each October and the “Bike for the Parks” Community Bike Ride around Alameda island in October as well. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2014/08/27/my-word-foundations-golf-tourney-a-great-way-to-support-alamedas-parks/

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The Value of Volunteers is Priceless

The value of volunteers is priceless when it comes to Alameda parks. Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation president discusses the item here. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2013/06/26/my-word-to-alamedas-recreation-and-park-volunteers-thank-you/

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The President Contributes to the Local Media…..

The Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation president contributes to local newspapers through the year with columns related to Alameda parks and their value to our community. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2015/01/14/alameda-my-word-working-together-for-parks-a-worthy-2015-resolution/

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The Krusi Park Memorial Project

The Krusi Park Memorial project honors a mother and daughter (Rachel/Annika) who were killed in a tragic automobile accident in August 2015. Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation is involved by supporting Cindy Miner’s efforts to secure the funds to build this structure. It will be ready to use by all of Alameda in August 2017. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/08/17/alameda-krusi-park-benefit-set-for-memorial-space/

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Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation member…..

Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation member was a part of the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Development Committee that gathered input from the community through public meetings and online feedback and designed the park based on that input. The park is a new 27 acre piece of land that was secured by Alameda citizen, Jean Sweeney. With her direction and the support of many Alameda citizens (AKA. friends of Alameda parks), the City purchased the land for a very economical price and zoned it park land. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/07/09/alameda-sweeney-park-edges-closer-to-reality-2/

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Longfellow Park Playground Equipment

Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation donated $20,000 toward the purchase and installation of the new playground equipment in the park as part of the “Playgrounds for Kids” program. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2015/07/22/alameda-new-play-structure-at-longfellow-park-to-open/

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