Cerritos Park Wins 2011 Sprite Spark Parks Project Grant

Supervisor Don Knabe is proud to announce that Cerritos Regional Park has been named one of 21 winners of the Sprite Spark Parks Project, and will receive a $20,000 grant that will be used to refurbish the park’s basketball courts.

Cerritos Park was nominated for consideration in the contest, and through online voting, was one of 14 winners of a $20,000 grant. The grant funds can be used to purchase basketball items such as new rims, backboards, blacktop surfaces and even art installations by local artists.

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to improve our facilities at Cerritos Park,” said Knabe. “The newly renovated basketball courts will give our residents greater access to recreational activities and inspire young kids to be more active and creative.”

The Sprite Spark Parks Project is a multi-year commitment to build and restore play environments where teens, families and neighbors can get outside and be active. The Coca-Cola Company is investing $2 million into building or revamping more than 150 basketball courts, community spaces, playgrounds, and athletic fields in at least 40 American cities throughout 2011.