Plans are now in the works for the construction of three new concrete basketball courts that will be built at the Joe Henry Optimist Center in Yuma, Arizona.
That facility, located at 1793 S. 1st Avenue, is one of the busiest recreational venues in Yuma with youth practice fields, open play space, and and partly paid for by the Arizona Public Service Company and the Phoenix Suns basketball team, was unveiled in the spring of 2018.
The new basketball court project at the center will also include the installation of rails and the use of fence fabric to be attached to existing posts.
The center is located in Yuma’s older Mesa Heights neighborhood, which is defined by Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area.
That designation allows the neighborhood greater flexibility when it comes to receiving federal economic development funds.
The City of Yuma has now issued a Request for Proposals for the $104,000 basketball courts project with a submission deadline of October 31.
By Garry Boulard
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