WARREN (WKBN) — There have been efforts to revitalize Quinby Park on the West side of Warren. No one played there. The basketball courts were empty without nets or even lines. But now Quinby Park has a new life where the next generation can play.
“Because it’s been such a long time…. this is the first time I have actually seen anything like this,” said Erica Glover, former Warren resident.
When growing up in Warren, Erica Glover loved to play basketball at Quinby Park. But a few months ago this park was empty with no life. But now that has all changed thanks to her sister who decided to do something about it.
“It was just a matter of months working with partnerships and groups that have been focused in on it,” said Shar-ree Glover, project manager.
The project took such a short time because the community was 100 percent behind Glovers efforts to revitalize the park. Most were happy to hear her plan.
“Excitement let’s meet, what do you need? How can we help? Yes, yes, yes,” said Shar-ree Glover.
Supporters– like 6th Ward Councilwoman Cheryl Saffold– made sure nothing got in the way of Glover’s work.
“I purchased the nets out of my own pocket. The lines were not painted,” said Cheryl Saffold, Councilwoman of Warren’s 6th ward.
With the rededication of Quinby Park Glover is excited that now a three on three basketball league can play there.
It’s a sport that she is passionate about.
“I played basketball it’s simply passion and from my heart it’s something that’s easy for me that I enjoy doing,” said Shar-ree Glover.
Right now the three on three basketball league is for adults, but Glover says that there will soon be a league for children as well.