The City of Arroyo Grande and Arroyo Grande Public Art have teamed up with Project Backboard, local student Noah Pick, and local basketball entrepreneur Trevor Weiger to renovate the basketball court at Strother Park.
Efforts began on Saturday March 12 with upgrades including resurfacing, painting and installing new rear panels and rims.
The centerpiece of the project will include a colorful 4,700 square foot mural-style artwork on the basketball court designed by Noah Pick that will capture elements of Arroyo Grande’s geography and add cultural representation of the community.
Strother Park’s renovation was Noah Pick’s vision to address the lack of suitable outdoor basketball courts to play in during the pandemic and the lack of indoor courts due to closures in Arroyo Grande.
“It’s just amazing to have people here painting and doing so much and helping, and people who work for the city have come and helped and everyone is participating and using their talents and skills,” said Pick.
The City of Arroyo Grande City Council formally approved the project in November 2021 after working with the Department of Recreation Services and following the Arroyo Grande Public Art Review process.
The project is expected to be completed by Tuesday, March 15.