Parks Projects & Improvements
Coming Soon — Marie Kerr Park Playground and Adult Outdoor Fitness Station Project
The City was awarded grant funding from the 2019 California Park & Recreation Society’s Statewide Healthy Play Initiative for the Marie Kerr Park Playground and Adult Fitness Station Project. The City submitted an application in August 2019 for funding to assist with the development of the Marie Kerr playground space that will help encourage best practice designs for active behavior. The City aims to craft one of our regional destinations, Marie Kerr Park, into a site worthy of the title “Everyone’s Park!” The project will include removing and replacing the existing 25 year old playground and adult fitness stations with an all-inclusive playground design and accessible fitness stations. This project will vastly improve the park’s inclusivity and make play possible for the whole community.
The Marie Kerr Park Playground and Adult Fitness Project is expected to be completed in Spring 2020. Additional information and updates will be posted when they become available — check back soon! For questions, please email Parks and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 661-267-5611.
Recently Completed — Domenic Massari Park Court Refurbishment and Installation Project
The City is proud to announce the Domenic Massari Park Court Refurbishment and Installation Project is now complete! The project includes additional basketball courts throughout the park and improvements to the existing courts. The new courts include a full court, half court and youth court. The refurbished courts were designed and painted by Los Angeles artist Art Mobb (Michael Farhat), with stylized motifs representing the Antelope Valley. With community feedback, we have been successful in accomplishing a variety of park improvements since 2015. Thanks to the generation donations from the Los Angeles Clippers and the Paul George Foundation, we have tackled one additional item on the list — placing basketball courts in visible locations for youth.
Recently Completed — Marie Kerr Park Court Refurbishment Project
2K Foundations, Paul George, and Los Angeles artist ArtMobb collaborated on a unique court design that pays homage to Paul George and his hometown, Palmdale.
The court design features desert scenery reflecting that of Palmdale, and the water and fish at the bottom of the design is representative of Paul George’s love of the water and fishing. This blends into the desert landscape featuring Joshua trees native to Palmdale, and a gorgeous summer sunset. The court design also features a flock of birds soaring into the sunset, paying homage to Paul George’s mother.
The court is adorned with the logos of the organizations that helped bring this refurbishment to life include the Paul George logo and signature, 2K Foundations, and the City of Palmdale. The project was completed in September 2019.