The City of Turlock has renamed Cimmaron Park to Dale Pinkney Park, honoring the former Mayor of Turlock Mr. Dale Pinkney.
Mayor John Lazar and Assemblyman Bill Berryhill attended the naming ceremony of Dale Pinkney Park where they recognized the former Mayor of Turlock for his dedication to the community.
Around 35 people were in attendance at the 10am ceremony on December 4, 2009.
Dale Pinkney Park is a neighborhood serving park located in the northeast portion of Turlock on Cherry Blossom and Arthur Mace Drive.
Mr. Dale Pinkney served on the Planning Commission from 1968 -1970, the City Council from 1970 – 1978, and served as Mayor of Turlock from 1978 – 1982.
In 1977, Mr. Pinkney co-chaired the committee that established TegnerPark. Mr. Pinkney was a member of the Turlock Lions Club for 20 years and in 1980 as Mayor, he led the Turlock Lions Club in the construction of the concession stand at TegnerPark. In January 1982, Mr. Pinkney officially dedicated TegnerPark to Atch Pedretti and renamed the park ‘AtchPedrettiPark’.
Mr. Pinkney served as the President of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce for two years. In 1964, Mr. Pinkney was involved in the planting of 100 trees at DonnellyPark when there were no trees at DonnellyPark. In 2008, Mr. Pinkney and family purchased and participated in the City of Turlock’s Centennial Tree Planting Celebration at CentennialPark.
The City Council has established a process by Resolution 2001-173 to allow for the naming of the City facilities after certain individuals who have made substantial contributions to the City or after a certain geographical location. Mr. Pinkney has long served as an advocate for Parks and Recreation and is truly deserving of naming the neighborhood serving park, in the northeast portion of Turlock on Cherry Blossom and Arthur Mace Drive, ‘Dale Pinkney Park’.
On October 9, 2009, former Turlock Mayors Brad Bates and Curt Andre were honored with a sign dedication ceremony at the parks on each end of the Regional Sports Complex where Council approved the naming of Brad Bates Park and Curt Andre Park. (Brad Bates Park and Curt Andre Park Dedication Ceremony)