The City of Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department invited the public to the grand opening of the newly remodeled Pompey Park Concession Stand and Press Box, located at 1101 NW 2nd Street, on Saturday, June 9th. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the American Little League Baseball Program held an Awards Ceremony for the end of the 2012 season. The project included a complete renovation of the concession stand, bathrooms, storage areas, and offices as well as new expanded public meeting space and the press box with a new ADA compliant elevator for access to the second floor. Funding for this project totaled $456,710. Approximately $251,000 was provided by the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. An additional $92,000 was contributed by Palm Beach County from a previous bond issue. It paid for park upgrades, including renovating batting cages, new clay infields, public address system, dugout improvements, and some furnishing for the offices and meeting room.
Completion of the concession stand marks the final phase of the renovations to Pompey Park, which began in 2007, and included enhancements to the recreation center including remodeling the auditorium and locker rooms, as well as the installation of energy- efficient lighting for all the baseball fields and tennis courts. Pompey Park is host to over 150,000 people yearly who participate in activities of all Kinds. Pompey Park was named after C. Spencer Pompey, a long time Delray Beach resident, and is currently home to the American Little League Baseball and the Delray Rocks Youth Football and Cheerleading programs.