Pickleball courts nearly finished

Sep 22, 2021
The new pickleball courts at Underwood Park in Lake City appeared to be missing just one thing Tuesday, Sept. 21: nets. Those are on backorder and expected to arrive next week, according to city Public Works Director Scott Jensen. In the meantime, players can bring portable nets to use on the...

Pickleball courts under construction

Jul 21, 2021
A Glander Excavating bulldozer moves soil at the construction site for new pickleball courts at Underwood Park. The new courts will replace the ones lost when the Marina tennis and pickleball courts were removed in conjunction with the Ohuta Beach reconstruction project.

Letter: Fundraising to replace pickleball, tennis courts sets bad precedent

Apr 28, 2021
I want to encourage the Council to reverse their decision to require a 50-50 match to replace the tennis/pickleball courts. I have been coming to Lake City for over 25 years, renting a slip in your lovely marina for sailing. The tennis courts were a great asset. Fifteen years ago we bought a...

Pickleball gets another hearing

Apr 14, 2021
A late addition to the Lake City City Council agenda Monday, April 12, led to the most vigorous debate of the night. The result was council consensus to revisit funding for a potential pickleball facility in Lake City. Pickleball lines were painted on the tennis courts at the Lake City Marina in...

City in a pickle regarding amenities

Apr 7, 2021
Think you’ve heard it all concerning Lake City’s pickleball pickle because you’ve read about the council vote on funding and informative arguments in letters to the editor? If that’s your view, you’re as wrong as the vote on the matter by the well-intentioned city council. Sadly in their search for...

City should bear full cost of pickleball courts

Mar 31, 2021
I do not understand why the Lake City City Council decided not to pay for the total replacement of the pickleball courts. The city stole the playing area for another purpose. Pickleball, a fun, recreational game named after a dog – Pickles, is played all over the United States. But I guess not in...

Pickleball is for all ages

Mar 31, 2021
I am writing to question some inconsistencies contained in the March 18 article entitled, “Council pickleball offer follows recent trend.” The article describes how pickleball is played and that courts are required. Tennis courts can be used and the courts in Lake City were a welcome benefit for...

Council pickleball offer follows recent trend

Mar 17, 2021
On March 8, the Lake City City Council offered local pickleball boosters roughly the same terms it has offered some other local groups seeking new amenities: raise half the cost and the city will pay the other half. Pickleball is a net sport played with paddles on a court the size of a badminton...

Pickleball beginner session planned for May 15

May 9, 2018
Beginner sessions for people interested in learning about pickleball are being offered at no charge on Tuesday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Lake City Marina multi-use tennis courts. “Pickleball is one of the fastest growing recreational activities, an activity suitable for all ages and...

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