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TVRPD unveils new Activity Center

 

Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

TVRPD, the City, the Chamber of Commerce, and the community came out for the ribbon cutting of the new Aspen Builders, Inc. Activity Center of West Park.

At a ribbon cutting on Feb. 9, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce presented the newly refurbished Aspen Builders, Inc. Activity Center, formerly known as the West Park Activity Center. Jim and Lesa Cyr, owners of Aspen Builders, Inc donated $101,00 to the $300,000 project. An additional $30,000 was contributed by other project partners Lehigh Heidelberg, the City of Tehachapi, McDonald's of Tehachapi. Sail Thru Car Wash and RST Cranes. Each of the businesses received a spot on the new playing surface for their business logo. TVRPD General Manager LeAnn Williams also presented each with a gift of appreciation.

Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

Pictured left to right: representatives from Sail Thru Car Wash, RST Cranes, McDonalds, the City, and Lehigh all received recongnition.

The Activity Center had not been upgraded since it opened in 1980. When work began last November, the floor had not been checked in 30 years and when pulled up, showed moisture issues that had to be addressed. The new floor is much more durable. The new lighting can be dimmed. New baskets can be raised or lowered to accommodate players of all ages. Other adjustments were made to make the building fire and ADA compliant. The first games were scheduled to be played there on Feb. 11.

Jim Cyr stated that his desire to have a safe environment for his grandchildren and other local youth was the driving force behind his donation. His son, Nick has also been a player and coach in the facility. City Manager Greg Garrett thanked the Cyr family for their generous donation and said that Tehachapi is "filled with exceptional giving people."

 
 

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