Franklin Park Hoops Court Gets Makeover After Snow Farm Damage

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Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Chris Helms

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Chris Helms

The city used part of Franklin Park, including a set of basketball courts near White Stadium, for a snow farm during the historic winter. The nasty snow did a number on the asphalt courts, according to Christine Poff, executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition.

But crews are at work this week digging up the damaged basketball courts and replacing them. Workers using heavy machinery and shovels dug up and hauled off at least two truck loads of asphalt on Tuesday.

Poff said the resurfacing should be finished soon.

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Chris Helms

Crews dig up basketball courts at Franklin Park that were heavily damaged when the city used the area as a snow farm. Taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

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