The City of Delta has issued a call for bids for qualified professionals to undertake design and construction administration of a new sport court planned for Endersby Park.
The small park on Clark Drive in North Delta contains a tennis court, basketball hoop and playground, benches that are clearly well past their prime as well as a practice baseball field.
The new sport court will have a combination tennis court, and pickleball.
The design of the new combination tennis court/pickleball courts/basketball hoop is to be completed in 2021.
Delta intends to tender the project in early 2022 and begin construction in later winter/early spring 2022 with completion by July 2022.
The city currently has 19 dedicated pickleball courts and 22 courts that are shared with tennis users.
The Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission last December agreed that no more than 50 per cent of all available court time would be allocated to book for group activities.
That leaves the other 50 per cent available court time for drop-in public use.
To improve information on allocations, use rules and game etiquette, the parks department also began installing signage.