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Almansor Park received a facelift thanks in part to the $2.5 million upgrades funded entirely by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The project includes the planting of 30 additional trees, newly renovated basketball courts, newly renovated restrooms, and more than 6,000 square feet of shade area. The new areas have also been retrofitted with energy efficient LED lighting.
“When I became mayor, one of the things I wanted to make sure I accomplished was to improve our city’s infrastructures,” said Mayor Stephen Sham. “I would like to say that today we have accomplished that here at Almansor Park.”
To break in the new park space, the Alhambra Spring Slam Tournament took place with seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls representing the nine Alhambra elementary schools. In the end, the Granada Lions took home the championship with second place going to the Northrup Gladiators and third place going to the Fremont Chargers. If the youth tournament wasn’t fun enough, there was also a “friendly” basketball game between the Alhambra Police Department and Alhambra Fire Department. Bragging rights were on the line, and the Alhambra Police Department won the game.
Dust off those sneakers, and head on over to Almansor Park and enjoy.