The District of Squamish is proposing to build six to eight pickleball courts in the Brennan Park fields and lands. The courts will cost $320,000 and are part of the $10 million Parks and Recreation budget for capital projects in the municipality.
The existing pickleball courts at Eaglewind will be decommissioned due to the noise impacts on nearby residents. The $320,000 cost will cover the cost of building new courts, including a playing surface, fencing, line painting and any additional netting required.
“The proposal is to build 6-8 courts to support the popularity of the sport in the community and provide a permanent home for pickleball players in accordance with the Brennan Park Fields and Land Master Plan,” says the District.
In April this year, District had proposed restricting the hours and days of play for pickleball at Eaglewind Park due to noise complaints from nearby residents. However, it was meant to be a temporary solution as District staff had recommended building new pickleball courts away from residential buildings.
Those who wish to speak to Council directly about this project or anything else in the budget can drop-in on Tuesday, November 29, anytime between 5 pm and 8 pm at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre. This is also an opportunity to meet the new Mayor and Council in a casual setting and to chat about the budget.