Roosevelt Park Tennis Courts Reconstruction

Last Updated: 9/21/2023

Tennis Court Reconstruction Underway!

If you’ve been by Rosie in the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed that contractor has been making rapid progress on the reconstruction of the tennis courts. After removing all the existing fencing and asphalt, we worked with the vendor to inspect the existing gravel and see if it could be reused. The material did not have the right mixture of stone and fines to compact well, so we continued with the expected plan to excavate the everything and install 6” of compacted dense-graded gravel.

Demolition gets underway on the tennis courts!
The soil under the courts is graded flat and compacted.
A roller compacts 6″ of fresh gravel-subbase, that has been laser-graded to ensure the courts shed water.

Next, the base course of asphalt was installed followed by new fence posts and tennis net anchors and post embedded in concrete footings. With all that in place, there’s been a brief pause while working with the paving subcontractor’s schedule, but we expect the finish course of pavement to be installed this coming Friday, September 22nd.


The paving crew lay and compact the base course of asphalt paving.
Base course, DONE!
The new fence posts set firm and plumb in fresh concrete footings.

Once the paving goes down, the fence mesh and gates will be installed, and then the project will go back on a 2-to-3-week break while we wait for the asphalt to fully cure. Allowing the paving to cure ensures that the painted surface will stick strongly, but the paint also requires overnight temperatures of 50 F for application, so we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for warm weather in October!



Post from: 9/7/2023

Starting this Fall – Roosevelt Park Tennis Courts Reconstruction!


Beginning on September 7 (weather permitting), construction will start on the Tennis Courts at Roosevelt Park.

The project will include demolition and replacement of all parts of the tennis courts and fencing. As the courts have passed their 30-year lifespan, the time has come to replace them in order to address the cracks and heaves that appear each year.

We expect the reconstruction to take two months to complete, and for the courts to likely re-open at the end of October.

Check back here and on our social media accounts for updates!

Image of chain link fence with aging tennis courts in background. Sign on fence reads: Roosevelt Park Tennis Courts closing soon for reconstruction, September to October 2023.



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