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Roesley Park Reopens after Extensive RenovationRoesley Park Reopens after Extensive Renovation<div class="ExternalClassDA8CC202593643AA8DC465F150F9C9EE"><p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the grand reopening of renovated Roesley Park on Thursday. </p><p>Community members and students from nearby C.J. Jorgensen Elementary School and Pleasantview Christian Elementary School joined District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Cepand Alizadeh, Director of Community Relations for Mayor Kate Gallego, presented a proclamation declaring it “Roesley Park Day" in the City of Phoenix. Park renovation steering committee member Yvette Madero and Phoenix Sonoran Preserve and Mountain Parks/Preserves Committee chairperson John Furniss also participated in the festivities.</p><p>Improvements to the 2.6-acre neighborhood park, located at 4205 S. 15th Ave., include a new playground; two new ramadas with picnic tables and grills; a new walking path with fitness stations; new game and play areas for ping pong, cornhole, tetherball and hopscotch; and a resurfaced basketball court. The approximately $500,000 project was funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI). A new restroom building also will be added to the park and is scheduled to be completed in early 2020. </p><p>Roesley Park first opened in 1960.</p></div>11/14/2019 8:30:00 PMGregg Bach, 602-262-4994Parks and Recreation Department602-262-6862