Jul 24, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond is slated to undergo a major renovation, and on Saturday residents are invited to get a sneak peak of the design concepts being considered.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the community is encouraged to join neighborhood leaders on a walk-through of a long list of proposed improvements to the park at Cutting Boulevard and South 41st Street.

A park map will be presented showing proposed changes aimed at creating an active, art-filled space for all ages. Proposed designs include a plaza and event space, game court for seniors, fitness zone, family zone and basketball court renovation.

Much of the construction and implementation of park improvements will take place on a Build Day scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, which is national Make a Difference Day.  Volunteers from the community will be invited to take part in Build Day as part of a community effort.

In May, park renovations got a head start when TLC for Kids Sports and OC Jones and Sons volunteered to renovate the ballfield.

Working closely with residents, The Trust for Public Land, which is providing some funding and technical support, along with Overaa Construction, Richmond Trees, Boys and Girls Club of El Sobrante and other key community partners will continue to support the planning, design and implementation of park-wide improvements.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.