The new LED lights we’ve been awaiting at Jack Fisher Park were recently installed and are now shining bright nightly at our neighborhood park! The new specialized poles are taller than the previous poles and more vandal resistant, having the hand pole at the top of the pole instead of the base. The energy efficient LED lights themselves make a world of difference, emitting brighter light than the previous bulbs and will also be cost efficient in the long run. This upgrade was part of a larger “Security Lighting Project at 8 Parks” that the City has been working on and was seen through at our park with the help of the Park Committee.
In addition to the lights, last month the “big kid” playground at Fisher Park received brand new wood chips in the entire play area. The wood chips are nice and soft, please take your children over if you haven’t been recently and enjoy this new upgrade as well. Aside from the updates, the trial closure time has come to an end and as of April 1st Fisher Park has returned to a 9pm closing time. The Park Committee is making the recommendation to the City to have the winter (7pm) /summer (9 pm) closing hours approach going forward.
All of the park efforts have been ongoing the past 11 months thanks to the involvement of the four Neighborhood Associations and the Park Committee. These efforts were recognized by Councilman Jose Solorio (far right) at the March 7th City Council meeting where some of the volunteers and neighborhood leaders involved were presented with a recognition for their outstanding contribution to the neighborhood. Accepting the recognition of the Jack Fisher Park Neighborhood Association were Kyle Kingston (third from left) and Nicki Hernandez (second from left).