T.B. McPherson Park Tennis Court Reconstruction
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program are pleased to announce that work is about to begin to rebuild the tennis courts at T.B. McPherson Park, located at 1717 SE 15th St. This is the most recent effort toward fulfilling the City Commission’s stated goal of having a world-class park system in Gainesville.
After many years of continuous community use, the T.B. McPherson Park tennis courts have developed significant cracking. Nidy Sports Construction Company has been hired to demolish and rebuild the courts, and provide new nets, posts, perimeter fencing and windscreens. The courts are expected to be completed by April 2020, and the cost of the project is approximately $172,000.
Gainesville’s Aces in Motion (AIM) program operates from T.B. McPherson Park throughout the school year. AIM is a non-profit, after-school program designed to serve local disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities. The tennis courts are used extensively to “promote character development, academic achievement, and a healthy lifestyle to people of all abilities.” AIM Executive Director Addison Staples is thrilled to have the courts rebuilt and encourages involvement in the program. For questions about AIM, call 352-514-9975 or visit their Facebook page (@AcesinMotion) to learn how the program is changing lives in our community.
For questions about the project, please contact Wild Spaces & Public Places Project Manager Peter McNiece at McNiecePR@CityofGainesville.org or 352-514-8992, or visit www.CityofGainesville.org/wildspacesandpublicplaces.