Due to safety concerns, the tennis courts at Cleland Park have been closed indefinitely. The tennis courts at Confluence Park provide an alternative for local players.
The city plans to replace the six tennis courts at Cleland with four new tennis courts, which it believes will accommodate current usage. The 2016 budget will include $350,000 for replacement, but the city anticipates the bulk of the cost will be funded through grants. Parks director Wilma Erven said she expects the restrooms to be upgraded at the same time, and it's possible a second pavilion could be built, depending on funding.
Erven said the tennis courts will likely be closed all of 2016, due to the length of time it will take for design, bid and construction of the replacements. The closure will force the high school tennis team to find a new host site.