he Barry Highway Park Tennis Courts, positioned adjoining to Park Hill Prime Faculty at 8299 N. Congress Ave., are one of the crucial in style courts for native tennis fanatics.
From leisure avid gamers and faculty tennis systems to tennis leagues for mature adults and tournaments, the courts are an excellent spot for folks of every age.
However over time, excessive temperatures have brought about the concrete courts to crack. The town’s courts are in dire want of resurfacing.
The Park Hill Faculty District, who has precedence get admission to to all 8 tennis courts for its tennis systems, has entered right into a investment settlement with the Kansas Town Parks and Sport Division to help in making the important enhancements to the courts.
In line with the cooperative settlement, the varsity district and parks board will every pay 50 p.c of the challenge prices. Will have to the prices exceed $700,000, then the district can be obligated to obtain park board acclaim for any further value sharing.
The district plans to make use of a Platte County Outreach Grant totaling $25,000 towards a portion of its reconstruction prices.
Dr. Paul Kelly, assistant superintendent for industry era, stated the district will overview the entire building bids subsequent Tuesday. As soon as the contractor is picked, the district will paintings towards deciding on a fascinating get started date to start out reconstruction.
The district needs to start out reconstruction prior to outside temperatures fall underneath 50 levels.
“Understanding that we will be able to have some demanding situations as the elements will get less warm and the development of tennis courts turns into more difficult because the temperatures drops outdoor, to care for a top (sufficient) temperature for the concrete,” Kelly stated Thursday to the varsity board. “We’re in point of fact ready at the negotiations with the profitable bidder.”
To expedite the method, Kelly requested the board to waive the primary studying at the bids, which was once scheduled for Aug. 13. As an alternative, details about the district’s really useful bidder can be shared with the board on Aug. 13 on the subsequent faculty board assembly.
For the reason that Park Hill’s tennis workforce can be suffering from the courts brief closure, district officers are making preparations to habits tennis practices and video games on different courts in the neighborhood.
The college board unanimously authorized the cooperative settlement for reconstruction and resurfacing.