Welcome to a meeting of the Fontana Parks, Community and Human Services Commission. A complete agenda packet is located in the binder on the table in
the lobby of the GROVER W. TAYLOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS Fontana, CA 92335. To address the Commission, please fill out a card located at the entrance to the left indicating your desire to speak on either a specific agenda item or under Public Communications and give it to the Commission Secretary. Your name will be called when it is your turn to speak. In compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, the GROVER W. TAYLOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS is wheel chair accessible and a portable microphone is available.
CONSENT CALENDAR: All matters listed under CONSENT CALENDAR will be enacted by one motion in the form listed below - there will be no separate
discussion on these items prior to the time Commission votes on them, unless a member of the Commission requests a specific item be removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Does any member of the public wish to address the Commission regarding any item on the Consent Calendar before the vote is taken?
To the next Regular Parks, Community and Human Services Commission Meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (Unless the meeting date is modified by
Commission action on October 25, 2018). A Workshop will be held at 6:00 PM in the City Hall Executive Conference Room and the Regular Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Grover W. Taylor Council Chambers located at 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California.
The City of Fontana Parks and Community Services Commission and Staff met for a workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018, in the City
Council Chambers, 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California, prior to the regular meeting to review the agenda, discuss the Park Master Plan with Dan West presenting; and review the Commission Calendar for November and December 2018.
Present: Chairperson Key, Vice Chairperson Jones, Commissioner Rowland, and
Commissioner Quintana and Commissioner Sangha were present.
Absent: Secretary Ahumada, Commissioner Vaquera
The regular meeting of the City of Fontana Parks and Community Services Commission was held on Thursday, September 27, 2018, in the Grover W. Taylor
Council Chambers, 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California. The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairperson Key, followed by an Invocation given by Vice Chairperson Jones and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner Quintana.
Staff: Community Services Director Garth Nelson; Community Services Manager Michael Wright; Community Services Manager Daniel Schneider; Community
Services Manager Kristy Samples; Community Services Supervisor Rob Bock; Community Services Supervisor Karen Gerber; Community Services Coordinator Ana Casillas; Community Services Coordinator Michelle Pinedo; Public Works Manager Dan West; City Clerk Tonia Lewis.
The Parks and Community Services Commission recognized Oliver Galvez, Customer Services Assistant; Michelle Pinedo, Coordinator; and Nathan Hunt,
Supervisor as the Community Services Department; and Larry Burks, Maintenance Worker II; William Byrne, Maintenance Worker II; Eddie Espinoza, Maintenance Services Crew Chief; Isaias Garcia, Facilities Supervisor as the Department Employees of the Month.
The collaboration between Fontana Unified School District and the City of Fontana served meals and snack to youth 18 years and younger. All meals met
or exceeded the State of California SB-12 school nutrition standard and no eligibility verification was required to receive a free lunch and snack. Participants enrolled in the City of Fontana Summer Day Camps also received lunch and snack through the Summer Food Program at no additional cost.
Camp Southridge was held at Don Day Neighborhood Center from June 11, 2018, through July 27, 2018 and offered themed sessions for 5 12 year olds.
Campers explored the great outdoors, crafts and epic dance parties, special activities, and jumbo-sized games. Camp Southridge enrolled 394 campers, with 11,725 points of contact; an 18 increase in participants per session from the previous year.
Camp Imagination was held at Cypress Neighborhood Center from June 4, 2018, through July 27, 2018 and offered eight one-week sessions for 5-12 year
olds. Campers enjoyed crafts with the San Gorgonio Girl Scouts, talent shows and science demonstrations. Camp Imagination enrolled 367 campers with 14,680 points of contact; an 11 decrease in participants per session from the previous year.
Camp J.E.D. (Journey, Explore, Discover) was held at Heritage Neighborhood Center from June 4, 2018, through July 27, 2018, and offered eight
one-week themed sessions for 5 12 years old. Campers enjoyed arts, crafts, games, indoor outdoor activities, swimming, and field trips to McDermott Park, visits from the City of Fontana Library Bus, Magician Johnny Wu, Thor s Reptile Family, and Healthy Fontana. Camp J.E.D enrolled 707 campers, with 28,280 points of contact; a 0.5 increase in participants from the previous year.
Camp FIT was held at the Jessie Turner Health Fitness Community Center from June 4, 2018, through July 27, 2018, and offered eight one-week sessions
for 5- 12 year olds. Campers enjoyed themed activities, water games, sports and outdoor play, arts and crafts, science experiments, guest presentations, a visit from the City of Fontana Library Bus and Healthy Fontana, swimming, sports competitions, and a visit from professional boxer, Andrew The Champ Tabiti. Camp Fit enrolled 726 campers, with 29,040 points of contact; a 1 decrease in participants from the previous year.
Teen Camp was held at the Jack Bulik Teen Center from June 4, 2018, through July 27, 2018, and offered eight one-week sessions for 9-15 year olds.
Campers enjoyed sports, games, weekly water days, and dance battle competitions; and explored beyond Fontana with weekly excursions that included art walks, waterfall hikes, beach trips, interactive art installations, and amusement park trips. There was a 33 increase in participants from the previous year.
experience both visual and performing arts which concluded with an art showcase and performance at the end of each week. Children also participated
in weekly field trips to Museum of Latin American Art, March Field Air Museum, The Broad, Pennypickle s Workshop, Koehler Gallery, and Aquarium of the Pacific, Fontana Police Department, and Los Angeles County Fire Museum. Fontana Arts Camp enrolled 248 campers, with 8,680 points of contact; a 30 increase in participants from the previous year.
Nature Discovery Camp was held at the Mary Vagle Nature Center, and ran from July 2, 2018, through July 27, 2018, and offered four one-week sessions
for 5-12 year olds. Participants enjoyed weekly learning themes such as Super Science, Exploring Earth, Water World, and Things with Wings; and enjoyed weekly field trips to Kidspace Discovery Museum, Los Angeles Zoo, and Corona del Mar Beach. Nature Discovery Camp enrolled 144 campers, with 2,880 points of contact; a 19 decrease in participants from the previous year.
Sports Camp was offered from June 4, 2018, through July 27, 2018, and offered eight one-week session for 5-12 year olds. Campers participated in swim
days at the Fontana Park Aquatics Center, enjoyed activities, special themed days, and engaged in competitive and team oriented activities. Sports Camp enrolled 511 participants with 20,440 points of contact; a 16 increase in participants from the previous year.
Junior Lifeguard Program is designed to teach lifeguarding and water safety skills to the youth and offered two four-week sessions for 10-15 year
olds. Sessions were offered at Fontana Park Aquatic Center, Don Day Pool and Miller Pool. The Junior Lifeguard Camp enrolled 147 campers, with 2,940 points of contact; a 110 increase in participants from the previous year.
Cultural Art Programs include L.E.A.P (Leading Educational Arts Program) that visited 33 school sites five times per year to provide art and music
lessons and had 10,842 points of contact; Youth Community Theater offered a production of Seussical Jr. and School House Rock Live Jr., with 150 cast members and 5,993 points of contact; S.N.A.P (Special Needs Art Program) teaches and enhances the art experience and had 592 points of contact; Fontana Arts Summer Camp offered seven one-week themed sessions and had 2,029 points of contact; Cultural Art Classes include water color, oil painting, ceramics, acting, singing, drawing, cartoon painting, video game design, salsa, animation, theater, music and had 3,086 points of contact; Imagination Studio offers personalized art lessons to individuals, groups, or schools and had 1,600 points of contact; Pajama Paint Nights and Make and Create Workshops offered hands on art painting instruction with themed activities and had 630 points of contact; Adventures in Art in partnership with the Lewis Library and Technology Center provided free hands on art lessons and education and had 1,684 points of contact.
The Artist Showcase highlights four artists per year with an opportunity to showcase at the Art Depot Gallery, Grover W. Taylor City Council Chamber
Foyer, Steelworkers Auditorium Gallery, and Fontana Community Senior Center Gallery. During the showcase, artist teachers free hands-on workshops to the community. The Gallery Artist Exhibits highlight four artists per year with an opportunity to display their artwork for at the Art Depot Gallery. There were 7,363 community member visits during the art exhibits.
Upcoming Cultural Arts events include Hispanic Heritage Celebration: La Gran Fiesta Miller Park Amphitheater, Harry Moody Showcase Artist Exhibit
Artist Workshop Art Depot Gallery, Silhouette Lanterns DIY Make Create Art Depot Gallery, Boo-rific Fun Pajama Paint, My Son Pinocchio Jr. production and Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Tickets are on sale October 1, 2018, for the November production of My Son Pinocchio Jr.
By consensus, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. to the next Regular Parks and Community Services Commission Meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2018,
with a Workshop at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Executive Conference Room and the Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Grover W. Taylor Council Chambers located at 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California.
The last Fontana Car Show made a great finish to the season. Although we saw warm temperatures, 200 community members came out to enjoy the band
Chico and look at the craftsmanship on over 60 vintage vehicles.
9.11 National Day of Service September 8 Fontana Community Senior Center
The 2nd Annual 9/11 National Day of Service Co-Sponsorship event was a great tribute to the lives which were lost on this tragic day. The Veterans
Partnering with Communities and the City of Fontana collaborated on the event. The event saluted those firefighters who tragically died while responding to duty as well as nearly 3,000 other persons who perished during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The ringing of the bell was part of the ceremony, signifying that a firefighter has come home for the final time. The ceremony also paid tribute to the memory of Victor Garcia, who died July 1, 2007 while participating in Operation Iraqi freedom. A Gold Star banner will be displayed in his memory around downtown Fontana. Over 300 community members participated in the National Day of Service tribute to the 9.11 tragedy in 2001, by surpassing teir goal by over 500 more care packages. The inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9.11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to 9.11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response of the attacks - Fontana will truly never forget
The 3rd Annual Chillin N Grillin co-sponsorship event was a success once again. This year s Unity in the Community themed event brought the Police
and Fire Departments together with residents of Fontana. This is an opportunity for the public to get to know Fontana s safety personnel in a non-work setting. The barbeque competition had the Fontana Police Department, San Bernardino County Fire
Department, and the United Steelworkers participating. The event was Co- Sponsored by the Concerned Citizens for the Development of North Fontana in
partnership with the Police Officers Association and the City of Fontana. There were public safety vehicles on display, and the event included a variety of singers, dancers, and entertainers. Over 400 residents came out and enjoyed the event.