UPDATE: 3 p.m.
The city’s fastest growing sport has a new home.
The Vernon Pickleball Association will be opening its new, 12-court facility at Marshall Field Saturday Aug. 25.
Association spokesperson Anne Longley says the project came in on budget at 600-thousand dollars, with the cost being shared with local government.
“We did have to take a loan from the City of Vernon which we will be repaying over the next ten years so we are definitely still doing ongoing fundraising efforts to help pay for the cost of the courts,” Longley says, pointing out the facility came in on time and on budget.
The local association now has over 350 members.
Longley says the public is invited to attend the event on the 25th. It gets underway at 11:30 a.m.
Vernon’s new pickleball courts are almost ready for action.
A grand opening event for the 12 court facility at Marshall Field will be held Saturday Aug. 25 from 11:30 to 1:30.
“Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and celebrate the new dedicated Pickleball courts!,” says a release from the City of Vernon.
The 600-thousand dollar project has been funded by the RDNO, GVAC, City of Vernon and the Vernon Pickleball Association
The City says invited dignitaries, media and local businesses will be on hand, and trying out the sport, at the event on the 25th.
The local club has about 350 members, and until this new facility, they have been using local tennis courts for their games.