The planned Denver Tennis Park facility near Denver South High School is about to become a reality, and organizers are set to give community members an update on its progress.
Nonprofit Denver Tennis Park Inc. will host a project update meeting at 6 p.m. on April 25 at the Denver South High School auditorium, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave.
“The meeting will be an update on design, construction and fundraising,” said Julie Bock, project manager for Denver Tennis Park.
The project is a collaboration between Denver Tennis Park, University of Denver and Denver Public Schools to create an indoor / outdoor facility at All City Stadium near Interstate 25 and Franklin Street. The site would promote the development of youth tennis in Denver, serve as a home for the University of Denver teams and a venue for DPS tennis events. The courts will also be open to the public.
According to Bock, the installation will draw inspiration from sites in Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Diego and Minneapolis.
The update will be the first exploratory community meeting on the project since 2015. Bock said the final design costs have yet to be finalized, but at the 2015 meeting the costs are estimated at 11. $ 3 million.
The two-year gap between meetings was due to the unique nature of the public-private partnership between Denver Tennis Park, DU and DPS and the approval processes of these entities regarding design and engineering. The three organizations are still in the process of officially signing the project, but the outlook is positive, according to Bock.
“We look forward to working with local organizations serving young people with aligned missions,” she said.