A huge section of Robb Field has been fenced off for re-seeding, the OB Rag found out, and will be closed off to the public until Labor Day. We spoke with several San Diego Park & Rec guys to get the low-down. Beginning on May 6th, the section had fences go up for the renovation of the grounds – some of which look fairly soddy and shoddy.
One of the big problems for this area of the playing fields – where hundreds congregate each weekend – and run roughshod over the grounds – soccer, rugby, football … you name it – all kinds of feet, shoes, pleats trample over these sacred grounds of the once-watershed of False Bay – is the gopher.
Obviously these fields get a lot of use – and abuse during the playing seasons. Technically, Robb Field is “within” Mission Bay Park. Is it getting adequate funding for all its use? Players come from all over the City and County. One more thing – does it seem unusual for the City to block off such a large area for such a long time? Can it all be blamed on our little furry friends, the gophers?
Yup, good sized weeds are back – they have returned, even the native plants – and they appear higher and more plentiful than they did last September when the OB Rag and the Green Store sponsored a clean up of the corner.
Speaking about Weeds and Fences – the Apple Tree Market Lot
So, now the site looks truly beautiful, with all the hacked bushes – with their bare cuts standing proudly – along with all those nice flowering weeds growing mightily throughout the site’s massive parking lot.
Merchants complained to the police about the bushes providing cover to the highway travelers, and the City in turn cited the property.
So, the hack job. Pretty. Nice way to lease or sell your property.
Construction Progress on Units on Santa Monica
Lifeguard Memorial Unveiling in OB on Thursday, May 23rd
A 6-foot, 3-inch-high bronze lifeguard memorial is scheduled to be dedicated at Ocean Beach tomorrow. The work by Richard Arnold, who was raised in Ocean Beach, PLHS Class of 1959, will honor San Diego lifeguards, plus 13 swimmers who drowned in strong rip currents in May 1918. The dedication ceremony is set for 3 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Lifeguard Station, at the foot of Santa Monica Avenue. For more, go here and here.