Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If you build it, they will come.

Over the past few months neighbors in the Garfield Park area have been in touch with the city via Councilperson Lantz concerning updates in the park.

The city initiated one of the hoped-for updates a couple weeks ago: a sand volley ball court. The workers dug a hole, put up the yellow caution tape, hauled in sand, and installed posts for the net.

This evening's entrance into the neighborhood revealed a fully "staffed" volley ball game taking place on the new court. What a delightful scene!

If you're on the market for a lovely sand volley ball court, consider the south end of Garfield Park. I'm not sure if the net stays with the posts or if players have to bring their own net; I'll keep an eye out over the next few days and will report back.

Other anticipated updates include new playground equipment (up to code and everything!), a basketball half-court, the removal of a strange little building, and up-lighting to show off the statue of the Goddess Pomona. Looking good, Garfield, looking good.


  1. How would you feel about a bike lane, or more likely sharrows, running down Holt?

    So, with the sand volleyball court, did you get any naysayers suggesting that drug users might hide needles in the sand? I'm just curious about the source of any opposition.

  2. I, for one, am all for bike lanes down Holt and throughout Pomona. I used to ride my bike around town, but honestly felt too fearful (due to idiot drivers) to make the cost/benefit ratio point to "ride." I bet bike lanes would help with that!

    No, we didn't hear any opposition to the sand valley ball courts. We talked about them at two (maybe them) Neighborhood Watch meetings, though not everyone attends the meetings. There's always the risk that decision making suffers from the absence of key perspectives.

    I know Lantz talked with various others in the city departments; maybe she heard some push back?

  3. Exciting to see a park in Pomona adding amenities. :-)


  4. pretty freakin' sweet! I want a bike lane too!