ELMHURST — A popular basketball court got a new paint job as part of the city's Community Parks Initiative.
Workers were finishing one of three courts at Frank D. O'Connor Playground along Woodside Avenue last week, including hand-painting a Parks Department maple leaf in the center.
Officials also repainted the handball courts and the inside of the bathroom. They plan on repainting the fences, playground equipment and basketball backboards.
The revamp is part of the Community Parks Initiative, launched in 2014 to fix up parks and playgrounds in underserved neighborhoods, officials said.
It's not clear if the other two courts would get a paint job as well.
Frank D. O'Connor Park is named for the former politician, judge and lawyer who famously defended Elmhurst resident Manny Balestrero, a musician who was wrongly accused of robberies.
Alfred Hitchcock later directed "The Wrong Man," based on the case, and in 2014 a local street corner was named in Balestrero's honor.