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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Grand Junction Celebrates Groundbreaking of Canyon View Tennis Expansion Project

Grand Junction Celebrates Groundbreaking of Canyon View Tennis Expansion Project- Social

The City of Grand Junction will celebrate the beginning of the Tennis and Pickleball expansion project with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Canyon View tennis courts. On Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. on the east side of Canyon View Park in the Tennis Shelter on 728 24 Road. The Tennis and Pickleball expansion project was undertaken by the City in close partnership with tennis and pickleball players. Following the first step of the project with the installation of the LED lights on the existing 12 tennis courts at Canyon View, crews will shift over to Lincoln Park and retrofit the lights over the courts there to LED. The LED lighting at the tennis and pickleball courts at both sites meets International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) standards.

Once the lights are installed work will begin to build new tennis courts at Canyon View. The final step in the expansion project is the conversion of the existing four tennis courts at Lincoln Park into dedicated pickleball courts. Once the project is complete, there will be 16 tennis courts at Canyon View park, 12 of them lit with LED lights, and 20 pickleball courts at Lincoln Park, all lit with LED lights.

The expansion project is expected to be completed in the middle of 2023. The total project cost is approximately $2,000,000 and is funded in part by contributions from the tennis and pickleball communities.

The tennis and pickleball expansion project is one of the priorities outlined in the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan for the parks and recreation system. The PROS Master Plan includes projects to be completed over the next several years. More information about the PROS Master Plan.

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Contact: Sara Spaulding, Communications & Engagement Director | 970-985-8180 or saras@gjcity.org 

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