Alex von Furstenberg, Ali Kay and The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation have teamed with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles Parks Foundation to sponsor the refurbishment of existing outdoor basketball courts throughout the City of LA. The partnership, which took form in 2012, will manage the repair and upgrade of selected courts, including the installation of new asphalt court surfaces, cantilevered goal posts, tempered glass backboards, breakaway goal rings, nylon nets, and needed individual site-specific improvements. Courts are being considered on the basis of high use and severe need for repairs and equipment replacement.
Phase I, which concluded in Fall 2012, saw the refurbishment of four courts at the Venice Beach Recreation Center. Just announced was the completion of Phase II, which addressed improvements at another seven courts throughout Glassell, Sepulveda and Mount Carmel Rec Centers, and Lafayette and Victory Vineland Parks. Upgrades in excess of $325,000 were funded by The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, in support of the project.
The LAPF is currently performing site evaluations for Phase III, the conclusive phase of the project, in which an additional eight courts are expected to undergo renovation.
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