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City considers resurfacing park courts for use as basketball, tennis facility

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Members of the City Council pored over a proposition to resurface the basketball courts in the Alta City Park at their monthly meeting Monday evening, and are leaning toward a solution which would allow the area to be used for both the activities of basketball and tennis.

Improvements on the current set of courts, located on the west side of the park complex behind the home bleachers of the football field, have not been made for over a decade, and the area is in need of repair.

While resurfacing the current 70-foot by 100-foot area with concrete would cost approximately $17,500, council members may decide to increase the size slightly to create a combination tennis/basketball facility.

"As long as we're doing this, I think we should make it a combination area," Councilman Dr. Brian Walsh said. "I think it would be a good improvement for the park, and I think there are people in town who would use it for tennis if it was there."

The courts may also be resurfaced with an all-weather surface instead of concrete, which could help them withstand the constant pounding they receive from athletes, equipment and the elements throughout the entire year.

The Council learned all-weather surface dealers have been contacted about the possibility of helping with the project, but no prices of material or estimates of total cost have been sent back to Alta yet.

The all-weather surface would be similar to the material found on the new track encircling the football field in the park.

The potential basketball/tennis court resurfacing venture would likely coincide with the West Highway (M31) repaving project set to begin later this year in town.

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