Basketball courts

Pico Rivera welcomes new outdoor basketball courts in Pico Park – Cerritos Community News

March 17, 2022

Municipal authorities revised the inauguration ceremony
and will now dedicate the new basketball court area on
Tuesday April 5, at Pico Park, from 5 p.m.

Staff report

The City of Pico Rivera, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), received a grant to provide increased access to youth sports and play spaces in local parks for all. The grant enabled the City to install outdoor basketball courts at Pico Park, located at 9528 Beverly Boulevard.

Prior to the project, Pico Park did not have outdoor basketball courts accessible to children, youth, adults and families from nearby neighborhoods. The nearest outdoor courts were located 2.4 km from Rio Hondo Park, making it inaccessible to neighborhood children and members of the local community.

With this grant through the NRPA and The Walt Disney Company, the city is now able to provide more equitable access to basketball equipment while providing youth and families with more opportunities to play. physical activity and healthy outdoor recreation.

The new basketball area features two half courts, a new basketball post, safety nets, hoops, nets and lighting for evening play. The new courts will be used to encourage youth participation in basketball sports programs, as well as being available for free play by community members.

City officials have revised the groundbreaking ceremony and will now dedicate the new basketball court on Tuesday, April 5 at Pico Park, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to expand our outdoor facilities to this area of ​​the city,” said Pamela Yugar, Director of Parks and Recreation. “As promoters of outdoor recreation, it is our duty to provide the best recreational opportunities for the benefit of all our residents and visitors. »

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks and recreation programs have become even more vital to communities as places where everyone can benefit. Ongoing investments in a city’s parks infrastructure and recreation programs mean ongoing investments in the overall health and well-being of a community.

This project is made possible by a generous grant from The Walt Disney Company in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association.