News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/4/2023 10:15:03 AM to 5/5/2023 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Columbus News

Posted on: April 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Parks and Recreation reevaluating plans for Gerrard Park updates

GERRARD PARK (1)

The City of Columbus Parks and Recreation department has been listening to feedback from the public in the last week regarding plans for updates to Gerrard Park and is now reevaluating how to proceed.

Using funds from existing sales tax, the Parks and Recreation department is aiming to replace the weathered tennis courts at Gerrard Park. 

 “After the contractor completed the initial layout, it was discovered the new courts couldn’t be constructed over the old courts and that the old courts would need to be removed,” City Public Property Director Doug Moore said. “This offered the City an opportunity to look at other options.”

An online public survey conducted in March indicated people had much interest in repurposing the tennis courts space to also feature room for pickleball and basketball. But after hearing some concerns from the public, the City is now looking at how to maximize the area to get as many tennis courts as possible in that space while also providing other recreation opportunities there, such as pickleball and basketball.

The City Parks and Recreation department is actively working on new potential layouts for space. Once that is done, they will be shared with the public for input.

The City will move the courts west from their current location to open space up between the three north baseball fields and the three south baseball fields for possible future amenities associated with the baseball/softball complex. The old tennis courts will be removed.

“We always appreciate hearing from the community,” Moore said. “We’re excited to move forward with this project.”

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Columbus News

Rick

Q&A with City Engineer Rick Bogus!

Posted on: February 23, 2024
Engineer (1)

It's National Engineers' Week! Get to know our talented team...

Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 10, 2022
Water main break

Water main break in town in process of being repaired

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 10, 2022
Fire4

Space heater deemed source of accidental overnight structure fire

Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 10, 2022
FIXED

Water main break repaired Saturday night

Posted on: January 13, 2024
AQUATIC

Aquatic Center closed today

Posted on: January 9, 2024
CentennialPark

Upgrades coming to Centennial Park

Posted on: December 29, 2023
NYE (1)

HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLUMBUS!

Posted on: January 1, 2024
Council2024

LOOKING BACK ON 2023, PREPARING FOR 2024

Posted on: December 22, 2023
HYDRANT FLUSHING

Fall hydrant flushing coming up next week

Posted on: September 18, 2023
Bandshell

Frankfort Square band shell spray painted

Posted on: September 12, 2023
City of Power and Progress.png

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Posted on: August 25, 2023