Boise Pickleball Club has been working to get 2 tennis courts at Eagle Rock Park converted to 6 dedicated pickleball courts. Here's the latest from Sarah Collings with the City of Boise:
From: Sarah Collings
Date: July 13, 2022 at 8:13:52 AM MDT
Subject: Eagle Rock Park Court Proposals for Commission
Thank you for your interest in the Eagle Rock Park Court Conversion Proposal. Boise Parks and Recreation has received a lot of thoughtful and meaningful feedback up to this point. We appreciate your involvement, including attendance at the July 6 public meeting at Eagle Rock Park, to learn more about this proposed project.
Following a review of all comments and feedback provided by community members up to this point, the department plans to take three options for consideration to the Parks and Recreation Commission at the upcoming July 21 meeting. After careful review by our park design team, it has been determined that it would not be feasible to place four pickleball courts on the site of one tennis court at Eagle Rock Park due to size and safety concerns. For this reason, the presentation will include the following three court proposals for consideration by commission members (listed in no particular order):
- Keep the courts as is with no changes
- Convert both tennis courts to six dedicated pickleball courts
- Create a hybrid court scenario with one court dedicated to tennis with the on-site backboard, and the other court converted to two dedicated pickleball courts (tennis and pickleball play areas will be separated by a net)
For anyone who has not submitted feedback via BPR@cityofboise.org for inclusion in the public record for this project, comments will be accepted through Wednesday, July 20 at 5 p.m. Comments received at the July 6 public meeting will also be included in the record. When the three proposed scenarios are presented by staff to the commission for consideration, residents will have another opportunity to comment as part of a corresponding public hearing at the same meeting. Individuals interested in testifying may do so in person at Boise City Hall or virtually via Zoom. Updated information will be posted on the city’s website ahead of the meeting with a link to register to testify via Zoom (the link should be live Friday, July 15).
We will continue to keep community members updated on next steps via the project email contact list, on Nextdoor, through updates posted on the Eagle Rock Park website and through communication with pertinent tennis and pickleball associations.
Boise Parks & Rec needs to hear from you saying you want and would support the change to six dedicated pickleball courts - a hybrid scenario just won't do. Courts are desperately needed throughout the valley, as you know.
If you can, please write immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org
Title the email "I want pickleball at Eagle Rock Park," "We needs courts at Eagle Rock," "Eagle Rock," or something similar.
In the body of the email, please just say you support adding 6 dedicated pickleball courts at the park. You can add anything else you would like, such as courts are too crowded everywhere, pickleball is growing like crazy, why pickleball is important to you, how often you play, whatever.
It can be very short, or very long, but please just write and send it tonight!