Mayor Breed and Kevin Durant Charity Foundation unveil newly renovated Hunters Point Youth Park

San Francisco – Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant and Mayor London Breed are partnering to increase access to high-quality basketball facilities and open spaces in neighborhoods that need them most, in this case youth and their families in Bayview Hunters Point. The Oct. 23 grand re-opening of the basketball court at the Hunters Point Youth Park, which was completely transformed over a four-week period, is a gift from the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, Good Tidings Foundation, Alaska Airlines and the San Francisco Foundation, the first of its kind led by KDCF in San Francisco.

Mayor London Breed celebrates the renovation of Hunters Point Youth Park surrounded by happy children. – Photo: Jed Jacobsohn, KDCF

“I grew up in public housing that desperately needed to be rehabilitated, which is why I am a strong supporter of HOPE SF,” said Mayor Breed. “But as we rebuild our affordable housing in San Francisco, it is important that we also create community spaces for children and families. This partnership with Kevin Durant and local organizations will help support our efforts to create safe, high-quality open spaces for generations to come.”

“I’m always looking for ways to give back in the Bay Area and beyond,” said Durant. “As the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation continues to expand our work, we are excited to provide not only Bayview Hunters Point with newly renovated courts but the entire community with a place to play ball and have fun.”

“I grew up in public housing that desperately needed to be rehabilitated, which is why I am a strong supporter of HOPE SF,” said Mayor Breed. “But as we rebuild our affordable housing in San Francisco, it is important that we also create community spaces for children and families.”

The City has made an initial $86 million investment in the HOPE SF Hunters View community, and the non-profit Kevin Durant Charity Foundation has committed the financial and in-kind resources necessary to revitalize Youth Park Basketball Courts, a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) property, as part of the partnership vision for inclusive, safe open spaces in the Hunters View neighborhood.

“Whenever we have the opportunity to work with a community partner to improve environments for our young people we want to make sure we do whatever is necessary to make it happen,” said SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews. “We are truly thankful to the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation for working with SFUSD to enrich the lives of San Francisco youth.”

“As the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation continues to expand our work, we are excited to provide not only Bayview Hunters Point with newly renovated courts but the entire community with a place to play ball and have fun.”

Beginning in December, San Francisco Education Fund, Bayview YMCA, Young Community Developers, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF), and The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will each support programs at the Hunters Point Youth Park.

“It’s amazing to finally see change coming to West Point,” added 17-year-old high school senior and Hunters View resident Kierre Garret. “Growing up, I felt isolated and segregated from the rest of the city in terms of financial opportunities, parks and connections. Now with the rebuild finally happening, and partnerships like the one today with Kevin Durant, we residents can finally feel and be a part of the changing San Francisco that was long overdue.”