For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-7008

GRAND REOPENING OF SAN PABLO PARK BASKETBALL COURTS

Berkeley, California (Monday, June 11, 2012) - The Berkeley community is invited to attend the Grand Reopening for the renovation of the San Pablo Park Basketball Courts including a ceremonial ribbon cutting and court rededication to William “Bill” Rose, long time community member and park advocate. This event will occur during half time of the 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament and basketball-shooting competition.

What: Grand Reopening of San Pablo Park Basketball Courts

Who:  City Councilmember Daryl Moore, City of Berkeley staff, community members, youth ages 8-18

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012

            3 on 3 Tournament: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

            Ribbon Cutting/Court Dedication: 1:00 pm

Where:  San Pablo Park, 2800 Park Street, Berkeley

The San Pablo Park Basketball Courts are very popular and have been in poor condition for some time. A complete renovation was needed in order to improve the safety and accessibility of the courts; to provide a more durable, usable facility; and to increase energy-efficiency of the lighting.

Renovation highlights are new paving, new basketball posts, backboards, rims and nets, new benches, roof repair and replacement of the William “Bill” Rose name sign.  This project was funded by Measure WW and CDBG grants, Parks Tax and Capital Improvement Funds.

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