Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tenaya Park Homeowner's Association Garage and Bake Sale!

Thanks very much to all for your effort and participation in the recent bake and garage sale at Tenaya Park.  We raised $1741.00 from sales and donations.  

The funds are being used to pay for the recent removal of the large oak tree, sprinkler repairs and recent replacement of four overhead lights.  If nothing else breaks between now and the first of the year we will end up with about $500.00 in our bank account.

Thanks to all for a successful fund raiser.

Vern and Carla Grant

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tenaya Park Homeowners Meeting Saturday, June 12, 2008

A Tenaya Park homeowners meeting will be held on Saturday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Park near the basketball court. At this meeting, we will provide an update on the Park and a report on finances.

It's also time for the annual election of Board members. The current Board is:
Vern Grant - President
Paul Heath - Treasurer
Cynthia Downing - Secretary
Jeff Earl
Jim McKelvey
Janice Normart
Brad Stevens

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mulberry Trees Removed, Will Be Replaced Soon

During the week of February 4 - 8, 2008, three mulberry trees were removed from the west side of the park. They were badly rotted and they dropped heavy limbs without warning. Our contracted landscaper, and an independent arborist, both recommended these trees be removed before a falling limb did serious damage or caused injury. They will be replaced with three sunburst locust trees whch are fast growing, more suitable for a park environment, and provide excellent shade. We've posted pictures to show the rot in the mulberries after they were cut down.

A drainage project along the west walkway and the northern edge of the Park has been completed. We're pleased to report that water no longer pools in these locations.

Major trimming of Park trees and trees that block lights will begin on March 3, 2008. This work will take about a week to complete.

Additional measures to prevent vehicles from unauthorized entry into the Park will be taken during April and May.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Dogs Off Leash At Tenaya Park

The issue of dogs off leash at Tenaya Park has come up again. There is a misperception that the law requires dogs to be on leashes at all times. In fact, Fresno County's leash law requires dogs to be on leashes or “under the immediate control of a responsible person.” The law does not define "under the immediate control."

Some Tenaya Park homeowners have dogs that enjoy chasing balls and playing together at the Park. Other Tenaya Park residents aren't dog lovers and would prefer that dogs be kept on leashes at all times. None of us want stray dogs roaming through our neighborhood or dog owners who don't control their dogs when they're at the Park.

We all want to enjoy the Park. Rather than making this a divisive issue that creates hard feelings, we need to find ways to share the Park. When you're at the Park, if dogs are bothering you, let the owners know at that time. If the owners ignore your concerns and you're repeatedly bothered by the same dogs, let a Tenaya Park Board member know. Give a description of the dogs, when you normally visit the Park, and any information about the owners that you can. If the offending dogs live in the neighborhood, the Board will try to discuss your concerns with the owners and suggest each of you use the Park at different times. If the dogs don't live in the neighborhood, the Board can be on the lookout and try to discuss the situation if the dogs visit the Park again.

If we can all approach this with a spirit of cooperation, everyone (dogs and people) will be able to enjoy the Park.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Positive Feedback About the Public

It's nice to hear positive things about the Park! Vern Grant posted signs with the Park's web address. Shortly after the signs were posted, we received this very nice Email. We wanted to share it with the neighbors.

-----Original Message-----From: Scott & Niki
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:40 PM
To: Downing, CynthiaSubject:
Re: Tenaya Park

Thank you for your quick reply. We are thrilled...what a God send. I will be visiting regularly. We don't have a safe quiet park anywhere near our home. We are calling it "secret park" already:-) I have lived in Fresno my whole life and never heard of it.
God Bless,

On 1/17/08 1:32 PM, "Cynthia Downing" wrote:

The Park is a public park. It's open to anyone to use and I'm glad you enjoyed it. 143 homeowners who live around the Park pay additional taxes to maintain the Park so we're glad when families like yours are able to use it. As far as rules, the Park closes at 10:00 p.m., alcohol is not allowed (in any public park), and we hope people won't get too noisy later in the evening.

Pleae visit again when you can!

Cynthia Downing

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott & Niki
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:28 PM
To: Downing, Cynthia
Subject: Tenaya Park

My children and I visited the park today and had a fabulous time. I was wondering about the rules of the park. Is it actually open to anyone to use? I do not live in the neighborhood, was it alright that I spend a few hours there? There was NO ONE else around so I couldn't find anyone to ask. Please let me know so that we can plan on visiting again if it is permitted. I live in the Tower District. Thank you for the Park. It is beautiful.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Report Problems at the Park Online

You can report problems at Tenaya Park online. When you post a comment to this blog, it will be Emailed to members of the Tenaya Park Board. For now, you can make anonymous posts. However, the Board may choose not to respond to comments posted anonymously.

Next Tenaya Park Board meeting: January 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The next Tenaya Park Board meeting is scheduled for January 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Downing house. At this meeting, we will discuss the costs of removing diseased trees and other Park business.