Jefferson Park in Bakersfield to receive $350,000 in state park funding

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 12:18:42-04

Bakersfield's Jefferson Park will soon be getting a facelift thanks to a state grant.

On Tuesday, the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced that 25 parks around the state would be splitting $16 million from the California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program.

Among those receiving funding was Jefferson Park in East Bakersfield. The park will receive $350,000 for the renovation and expansion of basketball courts and "construction of minor improvements". 

There is no timeline for the improvements to take place.