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Playground Update Week 6

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As you may have noticed, the area in front of the seat wall, facing the lawn, now has a pathway consisting of decomposed granite, along with new sod which was laid down earlier this week.

The final result came out quite nicely, especially with the gold fines decomposed granite, which makes for a nice contrast with the new grass:

Of course, a green lawn requires watering to keep looking its best, so as the sprinklers were doing their job, some, like Summer and her owner, took advantage of the cool mist.

Gold stars will be placed on the seat wall towards the end of September, prior to Build Day, but for now, the tracings of the 160 lamacoid/plastic stars can be seen on the vertical side of the wall facing what will be the swing area.

The grand fundraising total from the selling of gold stars came out to $27,660.00!  Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the building of Brisbane's newest playground.  And if you want to help volunteer on Build Day, please keep the weekend of September 29-30 available.  If you have experience with small hand tools, that would be a huge help.  There will be things for kids to help with as well, so feel free to bring the family.  Just let Caroline know so she can keep a good idea of who is coming, and on which days (Saturday or Sunday).  If you haven't already done so, please contact her at or (415) 508-2157.  Thank you!

Concerts in the Park

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The Concert banner's been hung...the weather's getting's time to invite your neighbors and your friends to join you at the Concerts in the Park!  The series kicks off Friday, August 24th at 5:45pm with Stompy Jones.  Click here to see the entire line-up. 

Patricia Rohn will be MC'ing the Concerts once again, and there will be a couple pre-concert events.  On August 24th, Zumba instructor, Isa, will be give a 15-minute demonstration of her class, with the performance by Stompy Jones immediately following.  On September 7th, the Brisbane AYSO soccer teams will be introduced as they parade by team across the stage, with The Cocktail Monkeys' performance immediately following.  Be sure to grab a space on the lawn...but not too far away.  T-shirts (Youth L through XL) will be tossed out from the gazebo each week to 5 lucky Concert attendees during the first break. 

Also, a number of Brisbane restaurants will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park.  Be sure to stop by one of them on your way to the Park!

Julie's Deli - Meatball sandwich with provolone and garlic bread ($8)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5), 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6), Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95), Large 1 Topping ($10.95), XL 1 Topping ($12.95), 5pm - 9pm

We look forward to seeing you at the Concerts!

No Parking Tuesday, 8/28

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With slurry sealing on Kings and Humboldt between Trinity and Placer having taken place at the end of June, followed by striping in mid-July, the time has now come for the contractor to complete final street sweeping.  This is usually done a few weeks after striping has taken place, as sand shedding off the slurry seal is a normal part of the curing process and needs to be removed from the roadway.  Therefore, to assist the contractor in getting their job done, please remove your cars from Kings and Humboldt (between Trinity and Placer) on Tuesday, August 28th between the hours of 9am - noon.  Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/24/2012

City of Brisbane
P/T Lifeguards Wanted
Open Until Filled or

Brisbane Eagles Club
Cancer Benefit Dinner
Sat., Aug. 25th, 1-4 pm, 185 Visitacion
Homestyle Chicken Dinner:  $10 donation

Posted 8/20/2012

In Loving Memory Of
Dorothy Brenzel
Owned First School House in Brisbane
on Alvarado next to the Church

B.E.S.T. & P.T.O. Movie Night
"Adventures of Tintin"
Sat., Aug. 25, Sundown, Comm. Park
Free Family Fun!



Construction on Bayshore

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If you've headed north on Bayshore towards San Francisco in the past couple weeks, you probably noticed the construction work taking place on the left-hand side of the street near The 7 Mile House.  This work is being completed by PG&E, which also put up the wall for their Martin Substation, making the drive north a bit more pleasant.  The SamTrans bus stop near 7 Mile House will eventually be enhanced with a bus shelter, making waiting for the bus much more pleasant as well.  The street improvements, which include ADA compliant access to the bus stop, as well as parking spaces being striped roughly 300 ft. and 100 ft. away from 7 Mile House, are being completed thanks to a cooperative transit grant received by Brisbane, Daly City and SamTrans.  The bus shelter itself will be the last piece of the project, inserted later in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more updates as that time draws nearer!

Mission Blue Center

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At their June 18th meeting, the City Council adopted the 2012-2013 Budget, which includes the City's Master Fee Schedule (MFS).  Each departments' fees are covered in the MFS, with the most significant changes to it being in the Parks and Recreation Department with an increase in Mission Blue Center's private rental rates.  The new rates allow Mission Blue Center to be more in line with what is being charged by other community centers for private rentals, while at the same time maintaining a 30% lower resident rate.  These new rates take effect today, 60 days after having been adopted.  Please click here to view the new rates and rental information for Mission Blue Center. 

Playground Update Week 5

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The seat wall has been constructed, and will be ready for viewing the Concerts from when they start on August 24th!  The rest of the area in back of the seat wall will be roped off, along with the original playbox area.  Please do not enter those areas, as the dust will pick up very quickly and the area should be kept as-is until the playground is ready to be installed on September 29 - September 30 (Saturday - Sunday).  The stars for the seat wall will be affixed shortly before then, as well as the 14" x 14" bronze-cast plaque on the seat wall's end cap (facing the picnic tables), honoring those who have aided in the Community Park Playground project.  Today, the area around the playbox is being power-washed...even more reason to stay off of the baserock, which will keep the site clear from dust.

Community members are encouraged to help install the playground along with the playground contractor the weekend of September 29th.  If you're interested, please let Caroline know by contacting her at or (415) 508-2157.  If you're not available both days, that's ok, just indicate the one on which you will be.  Thanks for your participation in the completion of the Community Park Playground project!

Youth Flag Football

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Youth flag football returns to Brisbane! Brisbane Parks & Recreation has teamed up with San Bruno Parks & Recreation to once again offer flag football for 2nd-5th graders. See the flyer for all the info.

Signboard Postings

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Posted 8/17/2012

City of Brisbane
 Concerts In The Park
 Fridays, Aug. 24 - Sept. 28, 5:45 pm

Posted 8/13/2012

Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Yoga Classes
Ongoing, Weds, 5:30 - 7pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
Information 508-2143

In Loving Memory Of
Betty Jo Johnson
1943 - 2012
59 year Brisbane Resident
Services: Garden Chapel, Mon., Aug 20, 10am


Playground Update Week 4

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Thursday morning proved to be quite a spectacle at the Park, that is, if you take a particular interest in cement being poured.  30 cubic yards of it was brought in by a few different trucks, where it was transferred into a bin with a large hose that terminated at the site of the seat wall.  A couple men needed to help hold the hose, while another positioned the hose to fill in the seat wall, and another followed up with inserting a concrete vibrator to ensure there weren't any air pockets being left behind.  Take a look at the following few photos depicting the process:

Just this morning, the cement had dried enough for the concrete forms to be removed.  Next up will be the placing of 157 gold stars, representing all those who have given generously to the new playground.  A Build Day is being scheduled for a Saturday in late September.  If you would like to help on this day, please let Caroline know by e-mailing her at  Thank you for taking a special interest in seeing and helping the Community Park Playground get replaced!