The Polo Grounds Regional Park is used by hundreds of families from Aptos and throughout Santa Cruz county. Countless baseball and soccer games are held in this park, and for years now, there haven’t been proper restrooms for the Polo Grounds. The only facilities available have been some chemical “port-a-potty” toilets. Parents or children needing something cleaner have had to rely on the generosity of nearby businesses and their restrooms when the need arose.
Plans have been in the works for years to rectify this situation, and now the project is coming together. The Cabrillo Host Lions Club (which meets in Aptos Village Park) has teamed up with the Santa Cruz County Parks Department to make the undertaking a reality. They have launched a new web site, GoGoPolo.org, to serve as a focal point for the fundraising efforts which will make this possible.
GoGo Polo Kickoff Ceremony
Join the Cabrillo Host Lions, Friends of Santa Cruz County Parks, and the Santa Cruz County Parks Department at Polo Grounds County Park on Friday, April 17th at 11:00 AM. The ceremony will be held in the spot where the new building will be built, between the baseball field and the parking lot.
The plan calls for the construction of a building for restrooms which will also house a concession stand. Local businesses have already pledged to provide goods and services. Santa Cruz County itself has pledged approximately $70,000 for the project – but at least an additional $267,000 will be needed to complete the project.
The Cabrillo Host Lions Club is seeking volunteers to help with their fundraising efforts – and of course sponsors, both personal and corporate. Please view their fundraising page and make a donation, and spread the word to anyone you know who may be in a position to help.
See also: GoGo Polo Facebook Page