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Much-needed park space is finally coming to Mountain View's San Antonio neighborhood

Original post made on Oct 28, 2021

The San Antonio area of Mountain View has been starved for green space for years, dominated instead by concrete, high-density housing and a sprawling shopping center. But new plans are looking to change that.

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Posted by Raymond
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 28, 2021 at 4:14 pm

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We live with a mostly closed park field at Monta Loma until 7:30 AM,
which seems to let the early birds among us have use before school.
6AM seems early enough to preclude morning use entirely.
Too bad. Seems unnecessary.

Posted by LongResident
a resident of another community
on Oct 29, 2021 at 1:53 pm

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This plan has lots of boondoggle aspects. One unaddressed issue is the security fencing that will be required around the entire school complex, fields included. That's a big difference from Monta Loma. The city park there is less than 2 acres but it's part of the school grounds. This new park won't be fenced off and it will be available 24 hours a day. But the track and Gym and fields at the new school will need to be locked up during daylight hours for security reasons. They would probably hope to avoid staffing with guards, so allowing visitors just to the track between 6am and 7:30am would be an operational problem. The "closed hours" should probably start at 10pm or midnight rather than 6am!

Just look at the current controversy about the security fencing being added to Monta Loma, in a much quieter all-residential area!

Posted by Joshua K.
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 31, 2021 at 12:24 pm

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The dog park there is very nice with so many friendly & well-to-do folks showcasing their labradoodles and other designer mixed breeds.

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