Del Rey park restoration project to begin

The Fresno BeeMay 27, 2014 

The restoration project of Del Rey's community park and baseball field will begin when Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission breaks ground in a ceremony on Thursday (May 29).

Funded by a $245,000 grant from Wells Fargo, the project will improve Alex Fonseca Park & Baseball Field with a new sprinkler system, plumbing, fencing, bleachers and drinking fountain. Wiring and lighting systems will also be upgraded and new sod and trees will be planted.

The funding is part of Wells Fargo's UrbanLIFT Community Grant Program which is designed to provide support to local nonprofits for neighborhood revitalization projects.

In addition, Wells Fargo will also present Fresno EOC with a $50,000 Economic Opportunities Grant. This second grant will provide 30 paid summer internships for economically disadvantaged high school graduates who are enrolling in post-secondary education in the fall. The students will be placed in professional growth sectors in the Central Valley such as banking, high-speed rail, health care and water technology.

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at 5648 S. Carmel Ave., Del Rey.

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