Last week, the Bucks and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (F&MCW) health network unveiled the newly made-over basketball courts at Washington Park, which was designed by landmark landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
The four courts, enclosed by a fence, are located between Washington Boulevard as it winds through the park and the pool.
The court looks resurfaced, all eight hoops have nets and there’s a new Bucks-themed paint job that includes some painted in Bucks colors and a few with scenes of kids playing basketball and on a playground.
The project was the ninth such refurbishment that the Bucks have participated in over the past five years.
"The Bucks are dedicated to serving our community and are proud to team with the Froedtert & MCW to provide this newly refurbished court in Washington Park and to introduce the Froedtert & MCW Community Care-A-Van for Milwaukee residents," said Bucks Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Arvind Gopalratnam in advance of the unveiling.
"These initiatives extend our commitment to offering community members opportunities to pursue a healthy lifestyle."
At the launch event, there was a youth basketball clinic, a community resource fair and the introduction of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network Community Care-A-Van, which, in partnership with the Bucks, will provide free health screenings, education, coaching and health navigation to Milwaukee residents.
"We are excited to announce the Froedtert & MCW Community Care-A-Van making it possible to go to neighborhoods where we will connect with residents to make available free health screenings, free education and, most importantly, navigation to needed health services," said Froedtert Health President and CEO Cathy Jacobson.
"We are grateful that our partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks continues to grow to provide better options and access to healthy activities where we live, work and play – including the newly refurbished basketball court at Washington Park."