Over recent years, Grand Junction has seen a large spike in the number of tennis and pickleball players across the Grand Valley. With the increase in play, the City’s Parks and Recreation department has also experienced an increased use of wear and tear on a number of courts that receive continuous use throughout the year.
On August 14th the resurfacing project of six tennis courts began at Canyon View Park and was completed by August 22nd, four days ahead of schedule. The original Canyon View Park tennis courts were installed in 2001, and have experienced constant and preventative maintenance by Parks crews in order to ensure an extended period of use. This regular maintenance routine has ensured that courts avoided concrete failure which often results in exponentially costly resurfacing projects. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department anticipates 15+ years of life expectancy for these courts. Money has been allotted in the 2018 budget to finish out the resurfacing of the remaining six courts at the facility.
In addition to the resurfacing of the Canyon View Park tennis courts, Pineridge Park will also undergo resurfacing. It has been over 20 years since the Pineridge Park courts have been resurfaced, and with the growing pickleball community the courts are long overdue for a facelift. This project is set to begin after the conclusion of the 17th Annual Senior Games on August 28th, and is scheduled to be completed by September 11th. At the time of the closure, we are encouraging pickleball and tennis players to use the Lincoln Park Courts which will remain open for public play.
The total project cost for both facilities amounted to $43,000, and will be shared between the City of Grand Junction, Grand Valley Tennis Club, and the Western Slope Pickleball Club.
For more information or questions, please contact:
Parks and Recreation Director