CALEXICO — Poles for the basketball court at the future site of Nosotros Park are up but there are neither backboards nor hoops.
Gazebos have been built for shade but there are no picnic tables underneath.
The site for Nosotros Park, or "Our Park," in the southwest corner of the city near the New River has been under construction since late last year but will not be completed unless $774,751 is spent to finish the project, according to Jack Anderson, a Calexico parks and recreation commissioner.
The project was started with $750,000 Calexico received from the state Legislature over the past three years.
Last week Anderson and Calexico City Councilman Gilbert Grijalva took a trip to Sacramento to personally ask state officials for more money.
Anderson and Grijalva met with Assemblyman David Kelley, state Sen. Jim Battin, both of whom represent Imperial County, state Sen. Steve Peace of San Diego, who formerly represented Imperial County, and Assemblyman James Cardeñas of the San Fernando Valley.