The Town of Gananoque is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new multi-use outdoor Sport Courts, which will take place on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10:30am behind the Lou Jeffries, Gananoque & T.L.T.I Recreation Centre.
The smart multi-use design, features four sport courts constructed to accommodate; tennis, pickle ball, and basketball. The facility will serve as an important recreation outlet allowing our area residents to enjoy sport participation, leagues, and potential clinics and camps in the future.
The project began in October 2020 and was completed on August 4th, 2021. Wentworth Landscapes was hired as the project manager and construction was completed by Emmons and Mitchell Construction Ltd. All four courts are set up and painted with lines allowing for tennis. Pickle Ball lines are painted on courts 1 through 3, court 3 features two Basketball nets with lines painted for half-court games. The fourth court is designed to be dedicated for tennis only with only tennis surface lines on the court.
“Gananoque has an active pickle ball club with over 40 members who are excited to have a new facility to call home. Lansdowne also has a very active pickle ball club with players from across the region. The Town has been actively working with the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (TLTI) on implementing the Joint Recreation Master Plan through a joint committee focusing on shared recreational uses. The committee is appreciative of this outstanding new facility and excited to offer this facility to both Town and Township residents. The partners are already exploring the possibilities of hosting large pickle ball tournaments at both facilities in the future.” Stated Doug Wark, Manager of Community Services.
For the initial first season, use of the facility will be open for first come first serve participation. As user groups develop into leagues the Town will work to accommodate dedicated league reservations in the future.
“Our community is eager to get back to regular recreational sport and exercise especially after experiencing such a long COVID-19 reduction of sport facility use. We are hopeful that the facility is well used by our area youth to enjoy not only basketball but also our existing Skate Park, BMX Park, hockey and youth soccer all in the same location proximity.” said Wark.
For Pickle Ball Club information contact:
289 251 5190
For Youth Basketball contact:
613 328 1972
For more information on the Sport Courts contact:
Manager of Community Services Town of Gananoque
613 382 2149 x 1127