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Hitting A Home Run for William Bradley Park in San Marcos

Local San Marcos Businesses, Associations and Project EverGreen Join Forces to Deliver More Than $22,000 in Playing Surface Improvements and Create A Greener, Healthier, Cooler Earth

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Media can film b-roll of renovation work being performed and conduct interviews with participating donors and Project EverGreen staff. From Noon – 1:00 p.m. there will be a donor recognition ceremony, honoring Hunter Industries, participating landscape contractors and suppliers, and the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department. Boxed lunches will be available for media and volunteers.
William Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078

Project EverGreen, San Marcos-based Hunter Industries, Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association and local landscape and nursery businesses.

The playing surface of William Bradley Park’s Field # 3 has become uneven due to the settling of decomposing organic matter (the park was built on a former landfill in the 1960s). Field # 3 receives significant year around usage – an estimated 4,000 youth use the multi-sport field annually for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse – and is in immediate need of attention.

Project EverGreen, with a Hunter Industries community service grant and Hunter Helping Others employees,  along with the Southern California Sports Turf Managers Association, and local landscape contractors and suppliers –  all volunteers, have come together to donate time, expertise and supplies – with an estimated value exceeding $22,000 – to make this improvement in the City of San Marcos a reality.

Renovation Project Facts & Community Benefits

The renovation of William Bradley Park Field # 3 encompasses a variety of elements and tasks that will not only revitalize the park’s green spaces but also provide a sustainable platform for future generations to enjoy and maintain the facility. Work scheduled to be completed includes:

  • Grass aeration
  • Weed control
  • Add nutrients to improve grass health
  • Cut field turfgrass edges, install new sod to improve player safety
  • Field laser level grading
  • Install Infield clay soil mix
  • Install outfield warning track mix
  • Outfield top dress sand to fill in uneven areas
  • Field and shrub beds Irrigation repair and re-alignment
  • New trees and shrubs bed planting
  • Mulching plant beds
  • Repair and paint ballfield dugouts, benches, fences, and backstop
  • Re-seeding

Horse Heritage Festival Celebrates Twin Oaks Valley Area at Walnut Grove Park

On Sunday, October 10th, San Marcos residents and visitors will have loads of fun and learn about the Twin Oaks Valley by showing up at Walnut Grove Park between 10:00am and 2:00pm. This year the San Marcos Historical Society, San Marcos High School FFA, Wranglers 4H,and TERI,Inc will join with the Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association to host the Horse Heritage Festival.

This event will include an early morning Poker Ride as well as pony rides, pie eating contests, petting zoo, old time country fair and sweet shoppe, Grandma’s attic sale, historic homes tour, a pumpkin patch, horse demonstrations, BBQ lunch, live music by City Limits and up-n-coming country star Christine Marie and more! This is a family friendly event that promotes the rich cultural heritage of San Marcos and the importance of preserving a rural, equestrian presence within the community. Admission to Horse Heritage Festival is free, as are many activities throughout the day. Tickets will be required for some activities. All proceeds help support Heritage Park, the Equestrian Arena at Walnut Grove Park and TERI Inc.
For more information visit www.HelpTheHorsePark.com or call the San Marcos Historical Society at 760-744-9025.