Installing the new hoops
The project, spearheaded by interested citizen Marv Sumner, includes a resurface of the asphalt with a cushioned surface and aging hoops replaced with more durable double rims and 6x6-inch galvanized steel posts with powder coating and a lifetime guarantee. Two of the hoops have been lowered to 8 feet high for the younger kids to enjoy. The approximately $65,000 project was made possible my multiple donations. Prineville City Council, the Crook County Court and Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce pledged monetary support as did a private donor from Bend. In addition, in-kind contributions were provided by the city and county as well as Tri-County Paving, McCall Oil, SMAF and Taylor NW to cover the cost of laying new asphalt. Photographed are Crook County Parks and Recreation staff members Jesse Garner (gray shirt) and Isaiah Walker.
Photo credit: Jason Chaney
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