The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Parks and Recreation / Open Spaces Committee has been working closely with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks on the improvements underway at the Van Nuys Recreation Center. The city is currently focusing on upgrading parks and Van Nuys is benefiting!
Already complete are new park signs, improvements to the restrooms with new paint soap and towel dispensers, and new flooring and repaired cabinets in the recreation center foyer.
The Clippers are funding upgrades to basketball courts throughout the city. Our outdoor courts will have a new slurry seal, striping, polycarbonate backboards and rims. Our indoor courts will have new maple flooring, logo, varnish, volleyball sleeves, polycarbonate backboards and backboard padding.
The new multi-sport soccer field / baseball field will include two soccer fields (140′ x 217′), one baseball diamond and on mini futsal soccer field. There will be new four foot fencing, bleachers, sidewalks, and drinking fountains.
The picnic area will be upgraded and have exercise equipment adjacent to it , the parking lot will be resurfaced and striped and there will be upgrades to LED lighting and controls.
Mike Browning, VNNC Parks & Recreation Committee Chair has led the effort to work with the City on this important project, “Van Nuys community members want and deserve a better quality of life for their children, families, and neighbors and when we stand up and work with City officials, things can happen. ONWARD!”
The project is due to be completed September 2018.
Many thanks to VNNC Parks & Recreation Committee Member Jason M. Sherman for diligently photographing the park transformation and supplying us with these great images.