Updated: Feb 17
No more taping lines and putting up portable nets! Brand new dedicated courts are here with state of the art surfaces and nets.
Our club's fundraising campaign has culminated with the opening of 6 new dedicated pickleball courts at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon.
The Mount Vernon Parks Dept. approved the conversion of the park's south tennis courts to pickleball and over the past year our club has been able to raise over $42,000 from 45 donors to fund the project. The effort was helped greatly with a dollar for dollar matching contribution from the Blackburn Family.
The courts officially opened (under Covid-19 guidelines) on June 10 with 3 of the 6 courts available for use.
The Parks Dept. has added a sidewalk to the new north gate and expanded the waiting area near the west gate. The light control box has been moved outside of the court area and the City plans to replace the court's light bulbs.
Our club's next project will be to add wind screens to the north and south fences.
Formal dedication of the courts is being planned for next spring when we hopefully all be able to gather together and celebrate.