Pickleball courts will be coming to the Pebble Hill Reservoir.
The city has asked Metro Vancouver for a provision of pickleball courts be included as part of the regional district’s planned seismic upgrades to the reservoir facility.
In a letter to Metro last fall, Mayor George Harvie noted the scope of the project involves resurfacing the top of the reservoir cells, an area that currently provides sports courts to the community. He asked that the district reinstate the surface to include pickleball courts, including proper sport court surfacing, lines and nets.
“The sport of pickleball is a growing activity throughout the Lower Mainland, including Delta. The availability of quality facilities is essential to its growth and expanding the scope of this project to include pickleball courts would support this need,” Harvie wrote.
In a recent letter responding to the request, Metro chair Sav Dhaliwal agreed, noting Metro’s longstanding practice for Greater Vancouver Water District projects is to make the rooves of its reinforced concrete reservoirs available for member jurisdictions for recreational purposes.
He noted that there’s currently four tennis courts on Unit. No. 2 and that they will be relocated to Unit No. 1. New on Unit. No. 2 would be nine new pickleball courts.
The seismic upgrade of Units No. 1 and 2 is currently in the detailed design phase and construction is planned for fall of this year with completion in the spring of 2021. The seismic upgrade of Unit No. 3, meanwhile, is currently in the conceptual design phase and its construction is planned to start in the fall of 2021.
To find out where a municipal pickleball court is located near you, check http://www.delta.ca/your-government/news-events/news-releases/2018/06/20/you-can-now-find-pickleball-courts-online-