August 24, 2016 - City of Boulder Hosts Knollwood Tennis Courts Reopening Celebration
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Denise White, Parks and Recreation, 303-413-7258
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155
City of Boulder hosts Knollwood Tennis Courts reopening celebration
The Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating the reopening of Knollwood Tennis Courts located at 280 Spruce Street. The public is invited to attend this community event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. An informal light lunch will be served in celebration of the reopening and in appreciation for the community’s support and patience through the construction.
The Knollwood Tennis Courts project is one of the city’s final 2013 Flood recovery efforts, supported by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and city funds. The court’s reopening serves as a demonstration of how the community and staff were able to work together to rebuild from the devastating 2013 flood. City staff, the neighborhood, United States Tennis Association (USTA), Intermountain Tennis, Colorado Tennis Association (CTA) and FEMA worked together fund the replacement of the courts.
In addition to Knollwood Tennis Court’s restoration, the department utilized a USTA, Intermountain Tennis Foundation grant and donations from the Colorado Tennis Association to help fund court improvements. The USTA Facility Assistance Program awarded a $25,000 grant to the City of Boulder last September and the Colorado Tennis Association and Intermountain Tennis Foundation donated an additional $5,000.
The two newly reopened post-tension concrete slab courts were raised three feet to assist in flood and drainage mitigation. Additionally, Knollwood Tennis Courts now feature special “blended” lines which encourage greater youth participation in tennis. These lines allow younger players to use the courts more effectively.
Additional facility enhancements include:
- new stairs and an ADA accessible walkway ramp;
- installation of bike racks and bear-proof trash cans
- new landscaping and irrigation; and
- an improved drainage system.
For more information about this project, please visit: https://bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/tennis.