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October 1, 2013 > Union City Notes

Union City Notes

Submitted By City of Union City

Leisure ServicesÕ before and after school program at the middle schools (Afternoons with Club Une) has almost completed the first month of the new school year which also included two minimum days!Ê Daily activities include homework help and a variety of daily enrichment activities.Ê

The Club Une program started off strong with an average of 96 registrants per day.ÊÊ Alvarado Middle is heavily utilized with 50-70 participants per day.Ê Cesar Chavez Middle is less utilized since the free Kid Zone program is also offered, but working parents whose children do not qualify for the free program appreciate having other supervised after school options available.Ê ÊÊ

Rodan Construction of Burlingame, CA will begin construction of the new restroom facilities at Seven Hills Park,ÊKennedy Park, Cesar Chavez Park, Towne Estates Park and will remodel the existing restroom at Contempo Park. They will begin the remodel of Contempo Park restroom and replacement of Cesar Chavez Park restroom on September 30, 2013. ÊThey estimate that each restroom will take approximately two weeks to complete. The current schedule shows Town Estates starting on October 7, Seven Hills on October 14 and Kennedy on October 21, 2013.

Temporary porta-potties will be provided during the construction period. The restrooms are currently being constructed off-site and will be delivered preassembled. The new restrooms will be ADA-compliant. This project is funded by Measure WW funds through the East Bay Regional Parks District.

This year, along the Union City/Hayward border section of Alameda Creek, 23 volunteers removed 250 pounds of trash on Coastal Cleanup Day, September 21. At the William Cann Civic Center Creek to the main Alameda Creek channel, we had at least 50 volunteers - our biggest cleanup event yet! Quite a number of families and kids participated; some students from the Interact Club at Logan High School, a teacher and her students from OLR (Our Lady of the Rosary) Middle School in Union City, members of the Alameda Creek Alliance and other community volunteers who found out about the event from the various media sources that publicized it. Volunteers collected 80 pounds of trash and 67 pounds of recyclables.

This project was posted and supervised by Amy Evans, Resource Conservationist of the Alameda County Resource Conservation District. Amy can be reached at Amy.evans@acrcd if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to plant natives and sheet mulching along the creek at William Cann Civic Center Park on Make a Difference Day October 26th, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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