Matching Park Donations in Honor of Jim Johnson

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Existing Twain Harte Bocce Courts

We are excited to announce that Sonora Area Foundation (SAF) has set up a matching grant fund to honor the memory of former District Board Director Jim Johnson.  Jim served on the District board for 16 years and the SAF board for 12 years.  The grant fund will match every dollar donated up to $28,000 to obtain the estimated $56,000 to complete a phase of the Twain Harte Meadows Park project that Jim had been working on before passing away in March 2019.  Click the link below to see SAF's article honoring Jim and discussing the grant fund. 

Jim Johnson's Project Lives On


The project improves and expands the existing bocce court area by installing shade structures over each end of the courts, constructing a covered 10'x28' picnic patio area, adding landscaping and making court drainage improvements (see photos below for design layout).  The improvements are part of the overall plan to develop Twain Harte Meadows Park, a new, 1-acre park that will provide a place where community members of all ages can gather to play, relax, and enjoy the beauty of our mountain community for generations to come (see below for more information on the new park).  Once constructed, the bocce court facility will be named after Jim Johnson to honor the years of service he dedicated to Twain Harte.  


Every dollar you donate to this fund will be matched!

This means $1 donation will produce $2 for the project until we reach the total $56,000!  You can donate on SAF's website by clicking HERE and entering "Twain Harte Meadows Park" or "Jim Johnson" as the fund.  You can also mail a check directly to SAF at 362 South Stewart Street, Sonora, CA 95370. All checks should include "Twain Harte Meadows Park" or "Jim Johnson" in the memo line.

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Jim Johnson Bocce Improvements Design Layout (taken from the conceptual design for Twain Harte Meadows Park)
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Overall Twain Harte Meadows Park (Bocce Court improvements shown in lower right)
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The covered picnic area will likely have a similar design to this structure and will match the larger mountain pavilion that will be constructed as part of Twain Harte Meadows Park.
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The shade structures over the end of each court will be similar to this, but will match the architecture of shaded pavilion picnic area.