For over 40 years, students, community residents, local children and elderly have enjoyed the use of De Anza College's All-weather track, 7 days a week, often with gates open until midnight. However De Anza College administration, following the voter-approved Measure 'C' funding of almost $8 million dollars for renovation of the De Anza College track, football field and stands, and more than a year of construction with daily disruption, noise and dust affecting students, community residents, children and elderly, have rewarded their community and the many runners and walkers, by greatly restricting access and use of the renovated De Anza College facility and track.
Details from their web site for Measure C projects: http://measurec.fhda.edu/de-anza-college-projects/ - Line item 'Stadium and Track' - On June 6, 2006, voters in the District’s service area approved by a 65.69% margin a $490.8 million bond (Measure C). De Anza Stadium and Track - Minor upgrades & maintenance on bleachers and press boxes. Upgrade bleachers to current ADA standards. Resurface track and replace grass with artificial turf, provide fenced storage under bleachers. Project Budget: $7,811,753.00 Project Funding Source: Measure C Bond Funds Last Update On: 5/31/2013 Thank you to our community members for your support for the Measure C construction, facilities and equipment bond.
De Anza Stadium and Track Regulations: Welcome! Help Us Protect Our Facility by Adhering to These Stadium & Track Rules: Generally, the track will be open to the community on weekdays 7 a.m.-6 p.m. The stadium and track are not open for the community on weekends.
This isn’t the best way that De Anza College administration can show their appreciation to the community who gave their support and money.
De Anza College please show your appreciation to your community who voted for you, and who you are supposed to serve, by again providing full access and use which your community previously enjoyed. Thanks to all for your support!