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What a productive Build Day! Most of the new 5 - 12 structure was assembled with the help of volunteers, along with 4 out of the 6 swings. Thank you to volunteers Sue Cochran, Mayor Cliff Lentz, Ernie Filippo, Paul Gallant, Tony Kim, Nancy Lacsamana, Tony Palmer, Dave Primmer, Dan Sorrentino, and Tony Verreos. They were great at assisting the Playgrounds Unlimited crew, who were impressed with the hardworking, get-'er-done attitude the volunteers displayed.
Mayor Lentz assists Paul Gallant in attaching one of the swings.
The net that separates the two towers on the 5 - 12 structure is heavier than it looks!
Some of the hardworking volunteers after a nice Subway box lunch and before getting right back to work.
Assembling one of the rooftops.
Many hands make light work!
The Mothers of Brisbane of course were present on Build Day, helping provide snacks and beverages to the volunteers. Thank you, Megan Garner, Elisa Primm, Danielle Hope, and Ana Maria Hernandez! And also, Ron Davis of Ron Davis Real Estate and Madhouse Coffee for supplying the coffee!). MOBsters Jessica Aloft and Jennifer Bousquest were great cheerleaders in their MOB t-shirts!
To see the rest of the pictures from Wednesday's Build Day, please click here to be taken to the photo set on Flickr.
This is how the playstructure looked as of Thursday afternoon. The spiral slide was attached along with its panels and rooftop. Due to the rain, the Playgrounds Unlimited crew did not return today, but will next week to install the 2 - 5 structure. After the Thanksgiving holiday, they will start to lay the base mat for the rubber surfacing, and pour the rubber, which will take about a week to completely cure.
The playground is scheduled to be opened to the Community on Sunday, December 2nd, the same day as the Festival of Lights. More information on the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be forthcoming.
In the meantime, if you haven't yet reserved a star, which will all be placed along both sides of the 72' cement seatwall near the swings, this is your last chance! Click here for the order form. Just fill it out and come down to the Finance Counter at City Hall with $100 payment (cash or check accepted). We'll be sending in the order to the engraving company on Wednesday, November 21st. Hurry, because as of this posting, there were only 21 stars remaining!
It's been a long time coming for Brisbane's newest playground. But, we received word yesterday that the main play equipment had been received yesterday at Playground Unlimited's yard (they Miracle Playsystem's subcontractor for the project), and today, we got confirmation that all the parts were accounted for and secured. It will be arriving on-site on Monday, where Playgrounds Unlimited will be doing the majority of the "dirty work" - punching the post holes and inserting the main posts and some of the decks...and should be finished with that in time for Build Day, happening Wednesday, November 14th! Thank you to those who have expressed interest to wanting to help build the playground - we'll have plenty of volunteers. Take a look at the work that's been done over the past couple weeks:
Project Manager from Playgrounds Unlimited, Jaime Rosas, meets with City Engineer Randy Breault to discuss how best the playbox needs to be expanded in order to meet standards for fall zone areas, given the change Miracle Playsystem's equipment (the steps leading up to the sprial slide were widened by the vendor in September).
The next morning, Playgrounds Unlimited chalked the area, it was approved, and then saw cut.
Here's how it looked after cement was poured, and after the new mow strip was formed (what the rubber surfacing will adhere to).
The new sand area will feature a "rolled lip" edge, so as to keep the sand as contained to the sand area as possible. This area will also have a water spigot for sand and water play.
Mothers of Brisbane Jennifer Bousquet and Jessica Aloft helped draw the arc on the seat wall using colored pencils earlier this week. Sebastian, foreground, also helped. Thank you to Jennifer's husband, Ken, for making the templates that allowed getting the arc, which the stars will be mounted along, to be a breeze!
The swing bays went up on Thursday afternoon. The swings themselves will be hung after the rest of the equipment and surfacing have been installed. (Photo credit: Jessica Aloft)
Brisbane's newest playground will be coming in December. After the equipment itself is all installed, that's when the rubber sufacing will be poured. It will take Playgrounds Unlimited about a week to make the star designs in it and for it fully cure. Signs will be posted and the areas will be barricaded during the time it's curing. We're shooting for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Festival of Lights (December 2nd). We'll see how the next couple weeks go and if that can stay as-is. Stay tuned!
The City just received notice that Sector San Francisco had received several notifications in reference to a brown/red substance in the Bay Area and off shore. This substance is RED TIDE algal bloom. CA Fish & Game indicated this substance is moving into the area, which is why we wanted to inform you of it now. Do not be alarmed, it is NOT the result of an oil or hazardous material spill. Please see the below photo that was confirmed ride tide last week in the Oakland Estuary. If you're interested in learning more about red tide, please click here.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Westlake Community Center,
145 Lake Merced Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015
This event is free, please register by clicking here.
6:30–7:00 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
7:00–8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
For more information:
Contact David Siddiqui, 1-510-908-4092
Ted Warburton, who served as Brisbane's Harbormaster for the past 10 years, is retiring. His last day in office was October 15th. Ted leaves big shoes to fill; in addition to managing the Marina, Ted took over the responsibility of the City’s community centers and the Pool when Jim Skeels, the former Park and Recreation Director, retired. Randy Breault, Brisbane City Engineer and Director of Public Works, will take on the responsibility of facility maintenance for both the Marina and the community centers. Steve Beaty, Parks and Recreation Supervisor, will manage the Pool and Susie Hamblen is serving as the Interim Harbor Master.
Ted will be inducted into the State of California’s Department of Boating and Waterways Hall of Fame early next year. Congratulations Ted. You’ve served the Brisbane Community and the State of California well.
Make sure you exercise your right to vote and cast your ballot by 8:00pm, November 6th, for the 2012 Election.
The San Mateo Board of Elections has a great website where you can look up everything from your registration status to details on the various ballot issues.
Our local polling location (Brisbane Community Center) will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm
Brisbane Community Center
250 Visitacion Avenue
Follow Live Election coverage from 8pm - midnight tonight on PenTv, Comcast Ch. 26.
Long known for his artistic skills and prowess as the founder and artistic director for the Live At Mission Blue Series, Kevin Fryer has another feather for his cap, photography. He turns his usual eye for detail and possibility to the lens of a camera and finds beauty, creativity and downright awe-striking images in the simplest of forms.
“For my first photographic show I’ve chosen to shoot at the junkyard just behind the old icehouse in Brisbane. I began by looking for form, color, & texture, in the hopes of finding images that would push at the edges of abstract and surreal, and ultimately find beauty in the decay of old industrial machinery. But as we often discover, the work begins to develop a mind of its own.” - Kevin Fryer
Kevin’s show, "Icehouse Junkyard", opens November 1st, and his opening reception will take place on Wednesday, November 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.