Money allocated for new tennis courts in Centennial Park will be placed in a special fund established Monday night by the Plymouth City Council. They set up the Tennis Court Project Fund to accommodate public and private donations pledged toward the project and fund design work.
Plans call for new courts to be built on the site of the existing ones. Earlier this year the city engineer worked with FEMA officials to have the site removed from the flood plain. The current tennis courts are 40 years old, and repairs are cost prohibitive. Funds for the new courts will come from the city, Plymouth schools and private donors. The project carries an estimated cost of $1.5 million. City officials hope to firm up that cost early next year once plans are finalized and let for bid. Work on the new courts could start next spring if funds allow.
A public hearing will take place during the Monday, Aug. 24th city council meeting to appropriate funds and reimburse the city $12,000 from the general fund that was spent on a feasibility study.