Who is Responsible for the Sport Fields in South San Francisco; June 2018 Update from the City and School District

June 11, 2018
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South San Francisco, CA  June 11, 2018  Submitted by City of South San Francisco

The City of South San Francisco has announced a special meeting set for Wednesday evening, June 13th, at 7pm at the MSB for the purpose of the School Board to present an update on projects that have been completed or are currently in the pipeline. It appears most of the projects stem from the Measure J funds and can be seen fully CLICK HERE.

For the past few years South City residents have been outspoken about the shameful conditions of our fields citing deteriorating conditions for decades. There has much anger about the conditions especially in light of the fact our City is recognized as the Birthplace of Biotech now boasting over 200 biotech companies but our City cannot produce safe sports fields for our youth. The upgrades have been well received and the community is being watchful to ensure maintenance is kept up and projects on the drawing board become reality.

Below we are focusing on archiving this information identifying which entity will be responsible for which playing fields per their 2008 joint agreement between the City and School District which appears unchanged:

Field Maintenance: SSFUSD per the 2008 Joint Power Agreement

The South San Francisco Unified School District shall provide ongoing ballfield and facility maintenance for the following:

Spruce Elementary School: Baseball Diamond

Foxridge Elementary School (closed site): Baseball Diamond

Sunshine Gardens Elementary School: Softball Diamond, Upper and Lower Fields

Parkway Heights Middle School: Baseball Diamond and Field

Westborough Middle School: Soccer Field and Track

South San Francisco High School: Football field and track, small baseball field and soccer field.

 

Field Maintenance: City of SSF per the 2008 Joint Powers Agreement

The City of South San Francisco shall provide ongoing ballfield and facility maintenance for the following:

Buri Buri Elementary Field: Large and small baseball field and lawn.

Hillside Elementary (Terra Bay): Baseball and soccer field, parking lot past cattle gate, bathroom/storage building, bleachers and are inside field fencing.

Martin Elementary School (Paradise): Baseball field, area inside field fencing and the road along field between field and Paradise Park.

Ponderosa Elementary School: Baseball field, baseball field lawn, bleachers area and weed abatement from the field to an area along the perimeter of the fence.

Alta Loma Middle School: Baseball and soccer fields, lawn inside and including the track and the bleachers.

Baden High School (Southwood): Baseball field, baseball field lawn inside path, bleacher area, soccer field (mowing only), and weed abatement from the field to an area along the perimeter of the fence.

 

Update on fields in design phase

Sunshine Gardens           $2.6 million for grass.

Buri Buri                           $502,299 for grass.

Westborough                   $4.5 million for turf; grass is in process of being estimated

South City Baseball Field  In process of being estimated for grass.

El Camino Softball Field   In process of being estimated for grass.

 

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2 Responses to Who is Responsible for the Sport Fields in South San Francisco; June 2018 Update from the City and School District

  1. your neighbor
    June 12, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Editor:
    Please advise that there will be a Special Meeting at the City Mgr Conference Room @ City Hall June 15 @ 3PM. School District Liaison Standing Committee of the City Council.
    city Dept heads and SSFUSD trustees will be present. Open to the public.

    • Editor
      June 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Your neighbor,
      Thank you for the heads up on this, we will be sure to share.
      -ED

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