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Whatever happened to Pleasanton's “Central Park” on the Bernal Property?

Original post made by Protect Ptown History , Del Prado, on Feb 1, 2014

Remember all that big talk 10 years ago regarding the development of a large "central park" on the Bernal Property? This is a 2004 article on it: Web Link

It was said to rival "Golden Gate Park and Ashland, Oregon's famed Lithia Park". Is the city still going through with that plan or was it scrapped a while back? All I've seen built on the land is a couple of baseball diamonds. Any work folks?

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Posted by Kurt Kummer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Perfect timing for your question! Take a look at the city council's agenda for this coming Tuesday's meeting at City Hall: Item 13 is in regards to the 'Oak Woodlands Area' at the Bernal Park - part of Michael Fotheringham's original design. So yes, things are coming along out there. Slower than we'd all like, but coming along. Come to the council meeting and see!


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Isn't this moot now that all the other development and state mandated "affordable housing" , ie, COMMIE TOWN, is there?


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Posted by Kurt Kummer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Come to the council meeting Tuesday night and take a look at what's being planned for the Bernal Park. Now's the time to come let the council know what you think!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm

What happens to commie enclaves in places like Plutonia is that they get WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY CHOPPED UP!

tee hee...


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Posted by local
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm

How much money is available for enhancements to the park? Seems to me that the council has given most of the money that could be used for Capital Improvement Projects to pay for increased pension costs, post employee medical insurance, and raises to the employees.

Or is this a meeting to get public input on the wording of a new bond measure to get more money from the residents?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I can understand not wanting to tax residents! After all there are so many massage parlors in Plutonia that so many residents already have to pay for certain kinds of private services and now somebody wants those same customers to pay more in taxes...is that fair?

Web Link

i rest my case...


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Nice observation "cholo", counting yourself that now makes two of us that have noticed all the massage parlors popping up in town, what gives?? Why are these places being allowed to multiply? Anybody with their head screwed on straight knows what's going on in these places, time to start jotting down license numbers and post them somewhere.


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Posted by Don
a resident of Ironwood
on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

Interesting comments concerning Massage Parlors which there are many of. I also question the letting a Cigarette Selling business open almost across the street from Village High School. Down the street from that is a Liquor store that has been in business for years and they sell Adult movies, need I say more. I just want to express my feelings on the Bernal property development which I know is to include an outside theater at sometime. For anyone that has attended the Fairgrounds outside theater and watched a performance and had a train come by during the show blowing their whistles, know how disturbing that can be. During the economic times we are living in now, putting off an outside theater complex would be the best decision.


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Posted by sporty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm

The Sport Fields were approved by voters many years ago---but why hasnt any money been allocated to build these yet? Only Phase 1 had enough money to complete(baseball fields) back in the beginning---
why have the sports groups lost their interest in this?


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Posted by local
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

The whole park concept was approved by voters, not just sports fields. And A LOT of money was allocated and spent to get the first sports fields there. It is time to start the forest on the park and some of the natural elements as they are going to take a long time to grow to something that is meaningful. Not everybody in the community is sporty.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm

How about somebody building a small movie theater somewhere in p-town maybe like the vine theater in Livermore, and do it in a way where the regal cinema group doesn't buy it and close it down, again!! Finish up the sports park on the south end of town, get the chain of lakes going on the east side of town(if my memory is correct those gravel companies are responsible for restoring those big holes in the ground)!! What's the odds on the taxpayers picking up the tab instead of the gravel guys??


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Posted by Don
a resident of Ironwood
on Feb 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

"Not everyone in the community is sporty"!!! How true that is!!! There are other facets to life here in the valley other than sports. I rest my case!


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