The City of Grand Junction celebrates the beginning of the Lincoln Park pickleball expansion project with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new courts and lights on Wednesday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at the current court complex, west of the golf course and near 1340 Gunnison Avenue.
“The tennis and pickleball expansion project was undertaken by the City in close partnership with tennis and pickleball players”, said Parks and Recreation director Ken Sherbenou. “We are grateful for the input we received from both of these large user groups and are excited to see the project get underway.”
This spring, construction crews are retrofitting the lighting to provide state-of-the-art LED lights that meet international dark sky standards at the Lincoln Park courts. Once lighting is complete and construction of four new tennis courts at Canyon View Park is complete, crews will convert the existing four tennis courts at Lincoln Park into dedicated pickleball courts. With an estimated completion date in the fall of 2023, there will be a total of 20 pickleball courts at Lincoln Park all with LED lights to expand playing time, and 16 tennis courts at Canyon View Park, 12 of which will have lights.
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. More information.