Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dedication of multi-use facility at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks

Los Angeles - The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks' General Manager, Jon Kirk Mukri along with Councilmember Wendy Greuel (2nd District) and Bradley M. Smith, Chief Deputy City Engineer helped dedicate the Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center's new gymnasium on February 25th.

The dedication of a $4.26 million improvement at a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility located in the San Fernando Valley. The existing 12,069 square-foot gymnasium was demolished and replaced with a 13,425 square-foot building that can have full-court basketball games and which has a state-of-the-art scoreboard. There’s also an adjacent enclosed patio area that can be used as a multipurpose component.

The replacement gymnasium was designed by the architectural firm Paul Murdock & Associates of Los Angeles, and built by Metro Builders and Engineers Group, Ltd., of Newport Beach. The Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Engineering managed the project through its Recreational and Cultural Facilities Program. Funding for the improvement came from
Proposition K.

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