The land will be repaired and will therefore be accessible this summer.
The citizens have spoken: they want to keep the tennis court in Beaulieu Park in Sherbrooke, at least for the next few months. Invited to speak by their municipal councilor, Annie Godbout, they had the choice between repairing the field or replacing it with a pickleball field.
I was surprised by the enthusiasm generated by my survey, to which more than 200 people responded. There is no doubt that people in the area want to keep moving near their homes, says Annie Godbout in a press release.
Deemed dangerous, the site is currently closed. A total of $4,000 will be invested to repair the fence and level the rock dust surface. This work should be done soon so that players can hit their ball throughout the summer.
However, the advisor reports that the craze for the < em>pickleball is well established in its sector. Many of the respondents wanted the playing surfaces of one of the parks in the area to be transformed to be able to practice pickleball, she wrote.
Thus, the land could still be transformed to be able to play pickelball in 2024. Annie Godbout will discuss this with her colleagues from the borough in view of the next investments that will be made in the parks. . The project would cost around $100,000.