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6 Pickleball Courts at Miner Park Approved by Glen Carbon

6 Pickleball Courts at Miner Park Approved: Pickleball continues to gain traction nationwide, and Glen Carbon is embracing the trend by transforming Miner Park’s tennis courts into a dedicated pickleball hub. The Village Board’s unanimous approval will see the construction of six new pickleball courts by year’s end, enhancing the local sports scene. Pickleball, a sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, has surged in popularity due to its accessibility and engaging nature.
This project, featuring post-tension concrete courts and new fencing, reflects Glen Carbon’s commitment to promoting active lifestyles. With grants from the DCEO and Madison County Park Enhancement Program, the community eagerly anticipates this new recreational facility.

Tennis Over Pickleball

The tennis courts at Miner Park in Glen Carbon are set to undergo a significant transformation. Following a unanimous approval from the Village Board on Tuesday, these courts will be converted into six new pickleball courts by the end of the year. This renovation project, as detailed in a memo by Public Works Director Scott Slemer, will also include updating the surrounding fencing.

The project will entail constructing a new post-tension concrete pickleball court over the existing tennis courts and will include the removal of the old chain link fence and the installation of a new black vinyl-coated chain link fence, as detailed in Slemmer’s memo. The new court will be striped for six pickleball courts.

“This project will involve the construction of a new post-tension concrete pickleball court over the existing tennis courts and include removal of the old chain link fence with installation of a new black vinyl coated chain link fence, The new court will be striped for six pickleball courts.”-( Scott Slemer)

Project Funding and Timeline

Byrne & Jones Construction was the sole bidder, offering a proposal of $412,601.19, which the board approved without dissent.

Funding for the project will be strengthened by a $100,000 grant from the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and a Madison County Park Enhancement Program (PEP) grant of $76,324, both of which the village has secured.

Construction is expected to begin immediately and should be completed by the end of the year,” Slemer confirmed at the meeting.

Detail Description
Project Conversion of Miner Park tennis courts to pickleball courts
Location Miner Park, Glen Carbon
Number of Pickleball Courts 6
Bidder Byrne & Jones Construction
Project Cost $412,601.19
Grants -$100,000 Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO), grant $76,324 Madison County Park Enhancement Program (PEP) grant
Construction Start Date Immediate
Expected Completion End of the year

 

6 Pickleball Courts at Miner Park Approved 

News in Brief: 6 Pickleball Courts at Miner Park Approved

The Village Board of Glen Carbon has unanimously approved converting Miner Park’s tennis courts into six new pickleball courts by year’s end. The project involves constructing a new post-tension concrete pickleball court and replacing the old chain link fence with a new black vinyl-coated fence. Byrne & Jones Construction won the bid with a $412,601.19 project cost, partially offset by a $100,000 DCEO grant and a $76,324 Madison County Park Enhancement Program grant.

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