Opening Day Parades
Photo by Tod Gomes
On March 4, the Pleasant Hill Baseball/Softball Parade starts promptly at 8am. The parade route begins at Sequoia Middle School and travels down Patterson Blvd. up Hawthorne Dr. ending at PHBA Sports Complex (Pleasant Oaks Fields). The parade starts with the older divisions, with younger divisions walking at the end. The umpires “close” the parade. Opening day ceremonies take place at Pleasant Oaks Park immediately after the parade. The snack shack opens at 7:30am. Plan to enjoy jumpy houses, games and a silent auction!
The annual Youth Baseball & Softball Parade will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 10am and begins at the City Hall Plaza, 525 Henrietta Street. Athletes and coaches from Martinez Baseball Club and Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball Association will march down Alhambra Avenue, turn right on Main Street and continue to Las Juntas Street. Teams and coaches will be introduced by local celebrity, Al Boyce. Alhambra Avenue will be closed to traffic between Jones and Main Street for approximately 25 minutes. Main Street will be closed to parking from 9am-12pm and traffic from 10am-12pm. Following the parade, the Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball league will hold team pictures and a barbecue lunch at Waterfront Park. For more information, call Martinez Recreation at 372-3510.