I have been checking the pickleball court progress at Truxtun over the last month. First, I was pleased to see that the dedicated courts have been moved to a more reasonable location. One that we tried to negotiate in the beginning, knowing we would grow in numbers, but the powers at the time were not persuaded.
What I am concerned about is the latest addition of the dividing fence. It appears that it will completely divide the six courts into two areas of three, with no walk-thru ability. Is there an entrance for each side? Is there a project manager who knows anything about pickleball and how we operate? Can we trust that the court lines will be drawn accurately? I only express these concerns because we have been 4 years at this and the project has never appeared to be managed with any forethought. I hope I am wrong.
yes, and a water source would be nice as well. I will forward this reminder to the board. I think that an upgrade of some sort of planned.
In the 3/22/21 Update a couple of items (lights & ball machine) were mentioned as supplemental to the courts. While I like both of those ideas, I have an additional suggestion that should precede them. Upgraded toilets from the port-a-potty previously provided. If we can't get more permanent type facilities, can we at least get nicer ones and can the city ensure more frequent cleanings/pickups for it? More than one would be nice.
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