Monday, December 06, 2010

Dedication Ceremony at Van Ness Rec Center

Los Angeles - The Department of Recreation and Parks dedicated outdoor improvements at Van Ness Recreation Center on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri, Councilmember Bernard C. Parks and City Engineer Gary Lee Moore were all on hand to celebrate the project's completion and help cut the big red ribbon.

Improvements included upgrades to the three baseball fields with the construction of a new batting cage (complete with a pitching machine), a walking track, new exercise equipment, two drinking fountains, new bleachers, dug-out benches and concrete and decomposed granite aprons. The $978,716 project also included the repair of the existing park boundary fence and refurbishment of the irrigation systems.

The new exercise equipment is grouped in three different stations along the walking track and will provide the community with a great way to exercise and stay healthy. The cardiovascular equipment uses the body's mass for resistance instead of a weighted system, which allows it to be used by people of all ages and stages of physical fitness, with no concern of injury. The easy-to-use fitness equipment is designed to be durable, vandal resistant and used in various configurations.

Van Ness Recreation Center is located at 5720 2nd Avenue, Los Angeles 90043. For more information on this location or other department facilities or programs, please call (213) 202-2700.

Andrea Epstein: (213) 202-2690
Amy A. Garcia: (213) 202-2689

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