In late September, Mayor Tim Busse accepted a check for $25,000 from Bloomington Lions toward the cost of shade structures at the newly reconstructed tennis and pickleball courts at Dred Scott Playfield, 10820 Bloomington Ferry Road.
Renewal in Dred Scott began in September 2021 when the City started reconstructing the tennis courts. The project involved removal of the existing fence, reconfiguration of the area to support both tennis and pickleball, and installation of a completely new playing surface, fencing and net systems. This work was completed in June 2022 when four new tennis courts and six pickleball courts opened.
The shade structure project will take place in spring 2024. The Lions Club is working with Parks and Recreation to identify other projects that they could support.