Councilman Roberto Trevino, City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department and The Coca-Cola Company Unveil Renovations at Labor Street Park: Families come out to celebrate long awaited park
SAN ANTONIO, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — San Antonio City Councilman, Roberto Trevino served the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday, March 28, to officially unveil a renewed kickball field at Labor Street Park. The City Councilmember was joined by local residents, City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department and The Coca-Cola Company to celebrate park renovations, which include new outdoor fitness equipment, a revitalized basketball court and refurbished field.
“We’re thankful to our partners like The Coca Cola Company who understand the important role parks play in bringing people together,” said City Councilman Trevino. “From the new fitness stations and kickball field, to a RoTenGo league, these provide a positive and welcoming place for neighbors to come together and strengthen community bonds at Labor Street Park.”
In addition to the renovations, community members will be able to enjoy outdoor activity programs this Spring such as Fitness in the Park, a new kickball league and RoTenGo, through a partnership with the United States Road Tennis Association (USRTA). The renovations and programs are made possible thanks to a grant through the National Recreation and Park Association by The Coca-Cola Company.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with the City of San Antonio. Together, we have launched health and fitness programs such as Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness and the Mobile Fit Unit to inspire neighbors to come together and get moving,” said David Salazar, Vice-President, Coca-Cola Refreshments. “Now with this collaboration, Labor Street Park is a community space for neighbors to enjoy and thrive together.
Neighbors and community members came together to celebrate the park enhancements at the Coca-Cola Family Field Day, a free event featuring field day challenges, Zumba, RoTenGo, games, music and dancing.
About the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department operates the City’s recreational and cultural programs and maintains 244 City-owned parks including swimming pools, gymnasiums, historic cemeteries, sports facilities, recreation centers and the Botanical Garden and Conservatory. The department is responsible for the maintenance of 14,833 acres of park land, including more than 147 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, POWERADE, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.
About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of more than 47,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.
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