Yesterday was the ribbon cutting for the 4 new tennis courts in Frank Brown Park located behind the facilities building on the north side of the park property. According to Mayor Gayle Oberst, these are the first tennis courts they’ve built in 30 years.
The construction of the new courts began in late November and cost around $290,000 mostly from impact fees. The old courts will be converted into two lighted outdoor basketball courts to supplement the indoor courts.
The new courts are open from 7am to 9pm everyday. They are working on a reservation system for those that may need use of the courts after hours or if they courts get too busy.
The public grand opening will be April 12, 2008 with a small celebration and give-aways and will be held with the help of the Bay County Tennis Association.