The city bought the 67-acre tract of land in 1998, and after a referendum to provide more recreational facilities failed before voters in 2002, the city has worked to find a way to provide more amenities at this and other sites.
The so-called Tower Park will feature two new tennis courts and four pickleball courts, according to Mayor Rob Rafferty. He said the city long has wanted to provide more amenities like this on that side of the city, where new housing developments are going up in several locations.
“An investment here…I think it’s a wonderful location,” said Rafferty, elected mayor a year ago. “It’ll be well-served for the community for sure.”
He said there could be more amenities added in the future as resources allow.
Bids for the six hard courts and the parking lot will go out by the end of April and construction could begin this summer.