March 17, 2022
City officials have revised the ribbon cutting ceremony
and will now inaugurate the new basketball court area
Tuesday, April 5th, at Pico Park, starting at 5:00 p.m
The City of Pico Rivera has partnered with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to receive a grant to increase access to youth sports and playgrounds in local parks for all. Grant funding enabled the city to establish outdoor basketball court areas at Pico Park at 9528 Beverly Boulevard.
Prior to the project, Pico Park did not have outdoor basketball courts accessible to children, youth, adults and families nearby. The closest outdoor courts were 1.5 miles away at Rio Hondo Park, making it inaccessible to neighborhood children and members of the local community.
Thanks to this grant from the NRPA and The Walt Disney Company, the city is now able to provide more equitable access to basketball facilities while providing youth and families with more opportunities for physical activity and healthy outdoor recreation.
The new basketball area includes two half courts, a new basketball bar, backstops, hoops, nets and lights for evening games. The new courts will be used to encourage youth participation in basketball sports programs and will be available for free play for members of the community.
City officials revised the ribbon-cutting ceremony and will now dedicate the new basketball court at Pico Park on Tuesday, April 5 beginning at 5:00 p.m
“We are very pleased to have been given this opportunity to expand our outdoor facilities into this area of the city,” said Parks and Recreation Director Pamela Yugar. “As promoters of outdoor recreation, it is our job to provide the best recreational opportunities for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors alike.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks and community recreation programs have become even more important as they are places where all can experience benefits. Continued investment in a city’s park infrastructure and recreation programs means continued investment in the overall health and well-being of a community.
This project is made possible thanks to a generous grant from The Walt Disney Company in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.