Black Power Blueprint

Community Basketball Court

4368 College Ave

About the Community Basketball Court

We created our own outdoor basketball court on land where we demolished an abandoned city-owned building just blocks from the Uhuru House.

Only one in four St. Louis parks have a basketball court. In fact, the city of St. Louis removed courts in four parks in predominantly white communities, reinforcing the city’s racial divide.

Building this court will allow for spirited youth programs, adult pickup games, and leagues, tournaments, and more. This is another APEDF project that improves the well-being of our community and helps close the gap in overall health and life expectancy, including diabetes, obesity and hypertension rates that disproportionately affect African people.

Project work:

  • Built court with hoops and surface
  • Installed lighting, fencing, benches and bleachers, signage and mural

Location

4368 College Ave

Cost

$145,000

Status

Completed!

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