By Alyssa Dalley-Schofield
Midwest City Beacon
Midwest City is adding pickleball courts at Lions Park.
The city plans to use community development block grant funds to build three pickleball courts at the city park. It will be the first pickleball courts in the city.
“We want to increase quality of life here in Midwest City,” said Brandon Bundy, Director of Engineering and Construction Services. “Lions Park has some growth potential so adding the pickleball there makes it more popular with residents, especially considering we can re-use an otherwise vacant slab of concrete.”
Pickleball is a growing sport and is similar to tennis.
“It looks like fun and something I will certainly be trying,” said Bundy.
Work is set to begin a few months after the award has been granted by the City Council. The team has experienced numerous delays, pushing the award date to Oct. 24.
The cost of the project is yet to be determined. The city currently has a preferred contractor and is working towards final details. The city will announce the contractor after the award has been granted.
This project has been in motion since May. Once the award has been granted, the completion timeline will be decided.