News Release #32-72
City of Fort Pierce
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist
772.467.3031 | firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Fort Pierce Opens New Pickleball Courts at Jaycee Park
Over the last few years, pickleball has grown in popularity, not just in Fort Pierce, but across the country. In 2021, pickleball soared to new heights and grew to 4.8 million players across the United States, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. With the growing popularity, residents in the City of Fort Pierce stated they would like more pickleball courts throughout the community. The City’s Public Works Department responded and is excited to announce the completion and opening of four beautiful, brand-new pickleball courts at Jaycee Park.
The Facilities Maintenance Crew of Public Works took on the task of redesigning an existing tennis court and repurposing it with new pickleball courts. It was an exciting project and a significant improvement to Jaycee Park. Since completion last week, residents and visitors have already taken to the courts, and people of all skill levels and age groups have been seen playing together on the new courts.
The new pickleball courts are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis during regular park hours. We encourage you to check out this fantastic new community resource and learn more about the health and wellness benefits of pickleball as a recreational and social opportunity.
For information about pickleball, including the USAPA official rules, visit www.usapa.org
For more information on the Public Works Department or Jaycee Park, please visit the City’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com