City officials and community leaders are scheduled to break ground next week on an exciting series of improvements at Westchester Park, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl announced today.
The renovations will include a new skatepark, universal playground for kids with all abilities, and lighting improvements to the tennis courts and the parking areas. Work is scheduled to begin next week and conclude in later this year, with the skateboard park expected to be completed this summer. The project will cost $1 million and is being funded by park fees assessed on local development project. In addition, the Annenberg Foundation and Explore.org made a generous donation of $125,000 for improvements to this public space.
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place this Monday.
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, 11th District
Scott Carni, Park Advisory Board President, Westchester Recreation Center
Charles Annenberg Weingarten, Annenberg Foundation: Explore.org
General Manager Jon Mukri, Department of Recreation and Parks
Mike Shull, Superintendent, Planing, Construction and Maintenance Division
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony at Westchester Park
Monday, April 11, 2011
Westchester Park, near the basketball and tennis courts
7000 West Manchester Avenue
*Light refreshments will be served