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Town Council to Determine Pickleball Direction for Golden Peak Racquet Sports Facility Improvements Tuesday

  • 30 October 2015

A public hearing will be held during the Vail Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 as the Council prepares to provide direction on future improvements to the Golden Peak Racquet Sports Facility, located at 461 Vail Valley Dr. The item is listed tenth on the meeting agenda which begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. The discussion follows a site visit to the courts, held on Oct. 20, in which council members experienced the growing sport of pickleball and evaluated potential neighborhood impacts while hearing from others about the need to retain hard surface tennis courts.

The Golden Peak courts are in need of reconstruction and currently include one full tennis court and four pickleball courts. The recently adopted 2016 Town of Vail budget includes a $1 million line-item for improvements at the facility. Options include the conversion to six permanent pickleball courts or a reconstruction of the current combination of one tennis court and four pickleball courts. The project would also include a proposal for 12 parking spaces on Chalet Road and ADA improvements.

The courts are owned by the town and operated by the Vail Recreation District. The town’s 2016 budget also incudes $2 million for renovation of Booth Creek Park which includes two new tennis courts which will be available for play in the fall of 2016. The Town Council had determined earlier to remove pickleball from a list of potential future uses at Booth Creek Park.

Following Tuesday’s direction by the Town Council, the project will be designed and submitted for review by the town’s development review boards with construction beginning spring 2016.

To comment in advance of the public hearing, email the Town Council at towncouncil@vailgov.com.

 

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