Oakley Park’s significant renovations will be celebrated with the community at its rededication ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th. The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park, located at 1300 North Western Avenue.

After eight months and more than $1 million — including Community Development Block Grant funds — the project has reinvigorated Oakley Park to be the focal point of family activities in the City’s northwest quadrant.

The park features new amenities, including two Little League fields, a sports field, playground, parking lot, restrooms, a walking trail, half-court basketball, and new security features.

This effort was a result of the City’s Northwest Town Hall Meetings where the residents gave feedback to the Mayor and City Council, and City Departments about the improvements needed in their neighborhood. It is expected that the renovated park and new amenities will serve to deter crime and provide a healthy recreational experience to the youth and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department invites local youth and adult sport organizations, the community, and advocates of recreation and leisure to this exciting celebration. Light refreshments will be provided.

Questions may be directed to the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department at 925- 0951 ext. 2260.