Basin “FF” renamed in honor of George R. Marcus, Jr.
On Monday, September 28, the District Board hosted a renaming and dedication ceremony at Basin “FF” park, on Eden, near West Avenue. Formerly known as Sunset Park, the site was officially renamed ‘George R. Marcus, Jr. Park’ in honor of Mr. Marcus, who served as a Fresno County representative on the District’s Board from 1992-2010. Mr. Marcus passed away in April of 2013. Linked here are the event program which has a great history of Mr. Marcus’s life, as provided by his family; and a copy of the proclamation adopted by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors on September 22, which proclaims September 28, 2015, to be ‘George R. Marcus, Jr. Day’ in the County of Fresno.
For those who did not know Mr. Marcus, these materials provide some insight into the life of one of the District’s dedicated and long-serving Directors.