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Renovations at South Bend city parks will see pickleball courts added

SOUTH BEND – A new series of renovations to repair damage to athletic courts at parks across South Bend is also giving the city a chance to capitalize on one of the fastest growing sports in America – pickleball.

The project, costing about $1.5 million, consists of repairing 50 athletic courts at 12 parks in the city. Tennis courts at most of those locations are being restriped to double as pickleball courts, while eight stand-alone pickleball courts will be installed at Boehm Park, as the city looks to go “all-in” on the growing sport.

“Pickleball, year after year in recent history, has been one of the fastest growing sports in the country,” said Venues Parks and Arts executive director Aaron Perri. “We want to make sure we’re keeping up with that trend. We’ve temporarily striped some of our courts to scratch the pickleball itch, but we’re going all in with the Boehm facility.”

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In addition to the new pickleball surfaces, basketball courts at Voorde Park, LaSalle Park, River Manor Park, Keller Park, Boland Park, Brownfield Parks, St. Clair Park and Boland Park will also be getting repairs.

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