Hundreds of neighbors celebrated the reopening of Palega Playground and Recreation Center on Nov. 16, 2013. Located on Felton Street in the Portola neighborhood, families cheered the restoration of this 80-year old, five acre complex, which includes new playground equipment; a renovated recreation building that houses a gymnasium, several multi-purpose rooms, kitchen, staff offices, storage and restrooms; basketball and tennis courts; and new soccer, baseball and softball fields.
They admired a mosaic mural located behind the clubhouse’s portico windows and visible from the street that depicts greenhouses and windmills, a reference to the Portola’s past as the center of the City’s commercial flower industry.
Public Works oversaw the construction of this $21.2 million project and helped turn the landscape plans into reality. Palega Playground is just one more example of how Public Works fulfills its goal to create and maintain beautiful, highly functional and sustainable facilities.