Los Altos Group Pleads: Save Rosita Park!

Credit: Friends of Rosita Park.
Credit: Friends of Rosita Park.
Announcement from the Friends of Rosita Park

Rosita Park is a valuable community resource with recreation classes,
tennis lessons, LA/MV Pony Baseball, soccer practices and tournaments,
local school events, BBQs, neighborhood gatherings, and daily events
in which families bring friends and pets to play and exercise.

Los Altos does not have enough parks and must preserve Rosita Park as a
vital community gathering place that brings the neighborhood together.

Please help save our park by signing this petition:


And joining this Facebook group:


Also recently on Los Altos Patch: Petitioning Los Altos City Council: Preserve McKenzie Park.
Joan J. Strong July 15, 2014 at 01:08 AM
Wow, 8 acres. That would make them bigger than the district offices of, say, the Pentagon. Sounds very plausible. Anyhow, you are trying to say that re-purposing Hillview and reconfiguring the services there is an act of destruction of city services, yet putting another school (connected to an existing one) at Rosita won't. Again, you can't have it both ways. This inconsistency smacks of a hidden political agenda. I think all three plans should be studied, and we should include detailed analysis of traffic patterns, etc. But then again I don't have one of those hidden agenda things so what do I know.
David July 15, 2014 at 06:09 AM
Oh yes, that 16 acres at Covington is clearly enough for 2 schools. In various depositions the district ranted and raved that Gardner Bullis is only 5-6 acres of usable land and yet it's enough for 350-400 students. That's what you can't have both ways. I didn't say that the district office itself consumes 8 acres, I said it's existence at Covington is blocking the use of the extra 8 acres there to form a 2nd school. If you look at all the district schools, you'll see that they don't actually use the full acreage, just like the district has claimed all these years with Bullis. But the difference is just in how MUCH you can drop off the 10 acre school site size and still have a workable site. Looking at Almond or Santa Rita, I would say it's about 8 acres. This is not that complicated. The far sections of the site are just not used. Santa Rita has a large forested area that is barely used. It also has 2 separate 1.5-2 acre fields. How many huge fields does a single 550 student K-5 school need anyway?
David July 15, 2014 at 06:10 AM
Not to mention of course that one extremely highly rated public school in Los Altos is operating on a site just 8.3 acres in size, and that same school also conducts a 6 classroom preschool on the same site....
Joan J. Strong July 16, 2014 at 12:20 AM
Yeah, I never said 8 acres isn't enough for a school. Nice try. You are obviously David Roode since you are doing what he always does when he gets cornered: change the subject and tear down a straw man. David Roode, your time is up. This community needs serious people and serious plans that are fully studied by experts, not word games.
David July 16, 2014 at 03:59 AM
Go away Joan. You are anonymous and that's not serious.


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