HomeHomeArticle Archives

Robinson Park will Re-Open with Community Celebration

Saturday, Jan. 23

African American news from Pasadena - Community Celebrates Robinson Park Re-Opening A community celebration Saturday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will mark the grand re-opening of Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Aveue in Pasadena.

Newly completed expansion and renovation projects include the first regulation-size football field in any Pasadena park (with synthetic turf and a soccer overlay), enlarged and reconfigured baseball diamonds, new restrooms, a concession stand, field lighting, electronic scoreboards, bleachers and a storage building.

The celebration will include tours from 9 to 10 a.m., a ceremony at 10:30 a.m., an exhibition softball game at 11:15 a.m. with city staff playing against community leaders, and youth ball games beginning at noon including West Pasadena Little League, Ponies Football and Villa-Parke Soccer.  Commanders from the Pasadena Police Department will grill hot dogs.

Delano Robinson, widow of Mack Robinson and sister-in-law of the late Jackie Robinson, will throw out the first pitch for the exhibition softball game.

The 10:30 a.m. ceremony will include the National Anthem performed by the John Muir High School Marching Band, a ribbon-cutting and plaque-unveiling. The field expansion and related improvements are the culmination of the first phase of the Robinson Park Master Plan, which encompasses the original seven-acre park and the additional 2.5-acre parcel made available when the former Highland Plastics Building was demolished.  The master plan was approved by the Pasadena City Council in 2002.

Phase two will include a larger revitalization effort including demolishing the existing recreation and gymnasium buildings and construction of a new recreation center that will be the centerpiece of the park. The estimated total cost to construct all of the improvements proposed in the Robinson Park Master Plan is $21.7 million.

Robinson Park was named in honor of the entire Robinson family, including Jackie, Mack, their three other siblings and their mother Mallie. 

For more information call (626) 744-4321.
 

Get our news by email!

Please be sure to add pasadenajournal.com to your approved senders list before subscribing! Learn More
Unsubscribe any time

Search the Journal

Login

Some sections of our site are for registered and/or paid subscribers only. Please login or create an account.



Missing Something?

Did you know you can get the Pasadena Journal weekly print publication for more news and information?

Read more...

Related Items

Calendar of Events

<<  April 2014  >>
 Su  Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
13141516171819
2021232425
272830