New Attraction Considered For Local Park

Published 08/12 2014 10:17PM

Updated 08/12 2014 11:47PM

A new attraction could be coming to a local park.

The tennis courts at Forest Park in Brazil are in dire need of repair.

The asphalt is crumbling and needs to be resurfaced.

Besides making the repairs, the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board is considering turning two of the tennis courts into pickleball courts.

Right now, people who want to play that sport often go to Terre Haute to do so.

Park officials say they've received many requests to bring pickleball courts to Brazil.

"I've been told it's the fastest growing sport in America, that seniors can play it and seniors can be competitive with younger people, that kids like it. Some middle schools are starting to teach it as a gym class or P.E. class in school," says Linda Messmer, the president of the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board.

Revamping the tennis courts would cost $96,000.

Messmer will go to the Brazil City Council on Wednesday to ask for that appropriation.

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