It’s time again for Eureka Community Services Director Miles Slattery to bring you highlights of the department’s hard work. Slattery’s newest pride and joy is the recently renovated Hammond Park.

The park’s newest developments were made possible by a $400,000 grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Slattery told the Outpost.  With that funding, Eureka was able to demolish the old restrooms and put in ADA compliant ones, (with fancy urinals) a brand new concessions/ kitchen area and install two new (that’s right, new) regulation size basketball courts.

In addition to the renovations, Hammond Park features a large playground and an open field for playing or holding community gatherings. If you haven’t been there yet, you may want to check it out. The officially grand opening was today.

Slattery also encourages folks to check out the basketball tournament happening Oct. 20, to celebrate the completion of the courts. The tournament is open to ages eight and up and will feature four divisions for different age brackets. You can register at the Adorni Center.

Speaking of basketball, make sure you watch the end of the video for a special basketball showdown between Slattery and LoCO’s own Hank Sims.