Friendship House hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new sports field

Field gives kids a safe place to play

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kids in southeast Bakersfield now have a safe place to play ball thanks to a partnership between Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) and the City of Bakersfield.

A ribbon cutting celebration took place on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 4pm for the new Sports Field at the Friendship House Community Center, located at 2424 Cottonwood Road.  
 
The Sports Field encompasses approximately 80,000 square feet, and was developed through $151,000 in City of Bakersfield park development funding.
 
Initially, the Friendship House Sports Field will be open for ‘casual play’ while the grass continues to take root. 
 
Come Spring 2013, this multi-purpose athletic field will be established and ready to provide organized team sports, Friendship House participants, and the community with a place to play soccer, football, baseball, and softball. 
 
Local dignitaries that made remarks at the ribbon cutting celebration included Mayor Harvey L. Hall, Council Member Rudy Salas and others.
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