Measure K Meeting
We invite our community to join us at the upcoming meeting when the GVRD Board of Directors will make a final decision about placing a local funding measure on the May 2, 2017 ballot. The meeting will be held this Thursday, January 26, 6:30pm at 395 Amador St., Vallejo, CA. We hope to see you there!
Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony and Silent Auction
In honor of local sports legends, the 14th annual Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3:30pm – 9:00pm at the Dan Foley Cultural Center. Each year former athletes gather with hundreds of supporters and kick off the celebration with a cocktail hour. Over a dozen male and female athletes will be honored including Victor Wallace who coached the best basketball team in the history of Vallejo, 1963 Vallejo High Baseball team who were NBL League Champions and ranked as the #1 team in Northern CA by SF pollsters, and Reggie Hubbard who was drafted by the Montreal Expos and Pittsburg Pirates.
Before February 1, 2017 Adult tickets can purchased for $40.00 and under 17 can be purchased for $25.00 a ticket. After February 1, 2017 Adult tickets will sell for $50.
To purchase tickets, make a donation, or for more information, stop by the GVRD main office at 395 Amador Street in Vallejo, California or call the front desk at (707) 648-4600. Read more.
Suisun Marsh Watershed and Wetland Education ProgramIn collaboration with multiple agencies, including Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District, GVRD is happy to support Suisun Marsh Watershed and Wetland Education Program which teaches kids, in class and on field trips, about environmental responsibility while they explore the marshlands. Read more.
GVRD Scholarship ProgramThrough a new scholarship program, GVRD will provide more free or low cost safe activities for local youth residing in Vallejo. GVRD is accepting scholarship applications to assist with fees for youth programs. Qualified applicants will receive up to 75% off of fees. In addition, GVRD is offering a variety of free activities through the Vallejo Sports and Adventure Academy. To read more about it, click here.
Annual Field Closures
In preparation for 2017, GVRD has closed all natural grass athletic fields for the winter including Wardlaw Soccer, Wilson, McMannus, and Glen Cove. Residents are being asked to respect the signs that are posted at all locations and not engage in high impact sports until the spring season opening. As an alternative, residents can play on a synthetic soccer/softball field which can be reserved for a nominal fee at Dan Foley Park. Read more.
Mare Island Sports Complex Closes Courts Temporarily for Improvements
GVRD announced that they are temporarily closing several courts at the Mare Island Sports Complex to make improvements. Basketball and volleyball courts #1-4 will be closed starting Monday, November 28, 2016 and will re-open to the public on Monday, December 12, 2016. During the $100,000 improvement project, parts of the facility will remain open including 5 basketball courts, 2 indoor soccer fields, batting cages, and the sports café.
GVRD is excited to make these needed improvements to the flooring at the popular sports complex. The new poured seamless urethane flooring with a rubber base is a significant upgrade over the previous flooring that was installed years ago. Read more.
Grand Re-Opening Ceremony for the North Vallejo Community Center
On Saturday October 29, 2016, the community was invited to celebrate at the newly renovated building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, performance art, games, and music. The ceremony had a large turnout as many came to show their support for the recreation center and the benefits that it will bring.
The $2.25 million renovation, funded by Measure K, involved 9 months of construction and improvements that include the enclosure of the courtyard to create a large indoor space, with increased floor space, for events and programs, new kitchen facility, new bathrooms, flooring, paving, heating and AC, windows and fencing. Although the tax measure fell short of providing enough funds for the renovation, GVRD known for being fiscally sound, was able to come up with creative ways to compensate for the gap.
At the celebration, the community was given a taste of the types of programs that will be offered at the center. Crowds were delighted to watch a colorful dance program by Ballet Folklorico and inspirational performances by Curtain Call. Conveniently located next to a children’s playground and park, the North Vallejo Community Center promises to be a central focal point in the local neighborhood for years to come.
SolTrans Route 2 will provide ongoing transportation to and from the North Vallejo Community Center which is located at 1121 Whitney Avenue. Read more.