1997 - Ralph Foy Park Hockey Rink Dedication
Mayor Kramer tries out the Hockey Rink at the Ralph Foy Park dedication. April 5, 1997. As early as 1952, plans were discussed to develop a park site at the City owned property at Hollywood Way and Victory Blvd. Funds were obtained from a bond sale and Northwest Park was officially dedicated December 29, 1972. The Park was later named after Ralph Foy who served 17 years as the Public Service Department General Manager during his 42 years as a City employee. Walter Schafer Field (Field within Park): Walter (Tilly) Schafer was a City employee from 1959 to 1977. During most of this time, he served as Burbank’s Umpire-inChief. He was known for his gruff, steely look, but had a tremendous sense of humor. He was instrumental in creating an exemplary core of umpires. Although he was seriously ill in his latter years, he continued to provide professional services to the sports programs. Donald M. Tuttle Senior Center Donald M. Tuttle was an outstanding Burbank community service figure and an active participant in numerous community organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, and Burbank Chamber of Commerce for over 40 years. He was named Burbank Citizen of the Year in 1953 and was involved in the welfare, concerns and activities of the senior citizens of Burbank. He developed numerous programs and was the Chairman of the Senior Citizen Board. The Center was named in his honor in February of 1981.
3211 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank, 91505
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)Ribbon cuttingsParks and RecreationRalph Foy ParkKramer, BobHockey -- Rinks1990s
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