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New tennis, pickleball courts under construction at Grand Junction’s Lincoln Park

Caitlin Row
crow@gjfreepress.com

With a new playground structure and upgraded trails already in place at Lincoln Park, Grand Junction’s Parks and Recreation Department has turned its attentions to revamping the tennis courts.

The new tennis area will be comprised of “four quick-star tennis courts, sized for kids 10 and under,” City of GJ Recreation Superintendent Traci Wieland said. “There will also be four regulation tennis courts and four pickleball courts, which is brand new to Lincoln Park.

“It just made sense to have it be more of a multipurpose area with all three aspects in one location,” Wieland added.

The new tennis court area, including pickle ball courts, will likely be done in mid to late September.

Other renovations currently taking place at the park include 90 additional parking spaces and chip-sealing the whole parking area. The resurfacing of the Stocker Stadium track has been completed.

“There will be a complete parking lot closure Aug. 12-14,” Wieland said. “We may have some additional striping after those dates, to be announced.”

Presently, upgrades going on at Lincoln Park are costing the city $614,000, the bulk of that cost being the new tennis area with a price tag of $529,000.

SUMMARY OF ALL THE UPGRADES

Tennis courts and parking spaces aren’t the only upgrades done to the park recently.

A whimsical, nature-themed kids play area opened to the pubic with a celebration in April 2013. In addition to the traditional playset, the park has a new “parkour area,” too. It’s located to the south of the playground, and it offers logs, stumps and rocks for scrambling and clambering.

The city also recently added 15,000 sq. ft. of additional trails, like sidewalks connecting to other sidewalks. Plus, the old Loop Road (that dissected the park through the middle) has been removed and sodded over. Still another new component is the completion of the Lincoln Park Arboretum Trail, which highlights 69 different species of trees for trail users.

New restrooms were constructed at the park in 2012.


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