BocceBalls.jpgCity officials and neighborhood leaders will gather at San Francisco’s Crocker Amazon Park this evening to celebrate improvements to the park’s bocce ball courts.

The courts were renovated as part of a $265,000 project that also included installing a new water-saving irrigation system and making other improvements to the park, according to the city’s Recreation and Park Department.

Phil Ginsburg, general manager of the department, is expected to join representatives from the mayor’s office, the Outer Mission Merchants and Residents Association, and the Crocker Amazon Park Bocce Ball Club at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this evening to celebrate the project’s completion.

The improvements to the courts include exterior perimeter wind screens, roof repairs, new gutters, the waterproofing of the back retaining wall, a new service counter, sink and storage cabinet, and an upgraded electrical system, according to park officials.

The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the park, located at the intersection of Moscow Street and Italy Avenue. The celebration is also part of National Night Out.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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