North Richmond youth have brand new courts to play basketball and other games after local labor unions and others in the community sponsored and carried out a renovation at Shields-Reid Community Center.
In late September, we stopped by the center at 1410 Kesley St. as the new courts were being painted. In a video announcement this past Monday, Robert Rogers, a district coordinator for Supervisor John Gioia’s office, announced the project is complete.
The project was a collaboration by members of the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council, members of the District 16 Council, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 741, with the paint supplied for free by Fregosi and Company Paints.
The courts’ yellow and blue paint mimic the team colors for the Golden State Warriors.
“It’s an homage to how Shield Reid’s basketball courts looked in the 60s and 70s when so many great athletes honed their game out here,” Rogers said, adding, “The community comes together, and they’re able to do great things for the children of North Richmond.”
There will be a celebration/ribbon-cutting event for the new play courts on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. See the flyer for more information: