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Council approves $150K for Valley View Park improvements

"Whale Park" will add trails, playground, basketball court, seating and shade structure

A decade after it was built -- but not to completion -- Valley View Park will be getting a facelift after the Hollister City Council on Monday authorized spending $150,000 to finish the planned improvements.

The improvements include:

  • expanded security lighting
  • safety improvements for the whale water feature
  • walking trails
  • a playground for children ages 2-5
  • half a basketball court
  • additional seating areas
  • a shade structure

Management Services Director Mike Chambless said in a report to the council that the improvements can be completed in time for the Memorial Day opening of the "splash pad" water feature at the park.

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About:
Adam Breen (Adam Breen)

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.

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Submitted by (Tod duBois) on

We have got to get the West Side politically organized, we all love parks but the "new" people on the far South edge of town have taken 99% of all park budgets for the last decade or longer. That's not right when the people who need park space and services and have lived here all their life don't get any funds. Shameful.

Submitted by (Robin ) on

Love it Tod, tell it like it is! But I think 99% is a little high, I'd guessamate it to be closer to low 90%. That's what happens when a neighborhood gets a couple hundred signature for support. Park Hill improvements are on the way, it would be great to get the westside behind this and make the hill a safe and enjoyable place...you sure can't knock the view!

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