Joe DiMaggio Construction Updates

Hello Everyone,

We are making steady progress with the Joe DiMaggio Playground’s construction. Most notably, the retaining walls all have a fresh coat of paint on them and the tennis court has fences and new lights. The contractor is focusing on the western edge of the site, including the old Mason Street area and the bocce courts:

Joe DiMaggio - Mason Street parcel formwork

Joe DiMaggio - future bocce courts

One of the most exciting items happening is not at the construction site – it’s in the artist’s studio. Thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of the Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground, the large mosaic fish sculpture will be included in the project. The artist sent a few work-in-progress photos to get us excited and it looks amazing! This sculpture will be the center of the new playground and we can’t wait to see it in person.  The Friends group has a few donor tiles left – if you haven’t purchased your tile yet, there’s still time to support the project, visit: http://dimaggioplayground.org/

Joe DiMaggio - fish under constructionJoe DiMaggio - mosaic fish sculpture in progressJoe DiMaggio - mosaic fish sculpture detail in progress