Recreationally, things are looking up for Calexico. In a few seemingly short years, not only will the city have a completed Nosotros Park with a skateboarding facility but a new $3 million gymnasium on the campus of De Anza Junior High, which will be available to students and the public.
Thanks to more than $1.7 million from the state and the commitment of both the Calexico Unified School District and the city's Redevelopment Agency to fund the remaining cost, Calexicans will have a gym of which everyone in the community can be proud.
While it's a common occurrence throughout the Imperial Valley, it's always encouraging to see cities and school districts band together to make something happen for the good of the community. And believe us when we say this gym is good for the community of Calexico.
El Centro has the Conrad Harrison Youth Center. Brawley has the Lions Center gym. Calexico has … well, it will have something once the new gym is complete, and that's what's great about this effort to get the new gym built.