VA Palo Alto To Hold Grand Opening for New Sports Complex - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


VA Palo Alto To Hold Grand Opening for New Sports Complex

April 16, 2019

News Release

Michael Hill-Jackson, (650) 444-7380,
Kim Betton, (650) 285-7487,

New Amenities Provide More Opportunities for Holistic Rehabilitation

MPD Field HouseMENLO PARK, Calif. – VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is holding a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Sports Complex and Field House at the Menlo Park Division on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

This sports complex allows Veterans the opportunity to participate in recreation classes and programs aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle within a therapeutic environment.

The Field House consists of bathrooms, lockers, and kitchenette to support sports programs and special events. The main room of the field house will be dedicated to long-time philanthropist for recreation, Helen Lengfeld, who established golf programs around the VA in the 1940 and 50s.

The softball field and multi-purpose field will be dedicated to long-time volunteers, Mike Salome and Ed Ball, respectively. Other amenities include a basketball court, bocce ball courts and a barbecue picnic area.

United Voluntary Services National Treasurer Jean Marie Brown will give keynote remarks, followed by a ribbon cutting and open house with VAPAHCS leadership.

WHAT: Recreation Therapy Field House Dedication
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: VA Menlo Park Sports Complex, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
WHO: All are welcome

About VA Palo Alto Health Care System

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Livermore, Calif. Also, there are seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora and Fremont, Calif. These nationally-recognized facilities provide award-winning medical care and cutting-edge technology. Along with its academic affiliate at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the more than 6,200 staff and volunteers operate nearly 900 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary, showing its more than 85,000 enrolled Veterans that they are “Serving those who Served.” Visit us on the web at Connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.