San José Launches Web Application to Showcase $228MM in Bond Projects Celebrating Roosevelt Community Center’s 10th Anniversary

Roosevelt Community Center, San José, Arcadia Ballpark, Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, San José Recreation Preschool

SAN JOSE, Calif. – To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Roosevelt Community Center will transform into a Winter Candyland with family festivities on Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This occasion serves as a backdrop to the launch of the City’s dynamic bond web application.

“The 10-year anniversary at Roosevelt Community Center is the perfect time to celebrate this vibrant community center, and 98 percent of the completed Measure P Bond projects,” said Jon Cicirelli, Acting Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Service (PRNS). “It’s also an opportunity to thank San José residents for their vote of support for quality parks and facilities.”

The community is encouraged to explore the new web application which contains a searchable map that highlights the construction and renovation of 69 neighborhood parks, seven regional parks, nine community centers including Roosevelt and five trail segments that were part of the $228 million Measure P – Safe Neighborhoods and Recreation Bond passed in the year 2000.

The web app includes an explanation of how the funds were utilized, photos of all the projects and links to parks and recreation programs and services. An accompanying brochure, Managing San José’s Successful Investment in Building Community Through FUN, is available online or at community centers.

“The bond passed with 78 percent of votes, a resounding approval from residents on the value they place on park and recreation programs that promote healthy lifestyles, reduce juvenile delinquency and provide safe places to gather,” said Cicirelli.

Measure P provided capital funds for construction and renovation of facilities identified in the 2000 Greenprint, the PRNS 20-year strategic park planning document. The remaining $29 million in bond funds are dedicated to Arcadia Ballpark, currently under construction, and other athletic fields and neighborhood parks.

Join us at Roosevelt Community Center, located at 901 East Santa Clara Street, to celebrate 10 years of providing a safe place for the community and enjoy a holiday performance by the San José Recreation Preschoolers and a visit from Santa.

About Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services
The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) has one of the most diverse parks and recreation programs and services of any agency of its type. The recreation, social services and outdoor spaces serve not only San José’s million plus residents , but individuals from surrounding cities and communities, as well. They remain committed to building healthy communities through people, parks and programs and to be a national leader in cultivating healthy communities through quality programs and dynamic public spaces. For more information, please visit http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns.