BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Whether tennis or pickleball is your game, now you have a renovated court to visit in Bloomfield.
On Monday, Bloomfield officials held a dedication ceremony for the new pickleball and tennis courts at Memorial Park. Both courts were funded by community development block grants, with the contract totaling $ 411,955.
The courts are made of post-tensioned concrete, which is stronger and more durable than traditional asphalt. This surface should have 20 to 30 years of use without cracking, Bloomfield officials said.
There are now two full size tennis courts, four pickleball courts and a practice wall in the park.
The rules for the use of courts include:
“In order to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to use the courts, there is a one hour consecutive time limit. If no one is waiting to use the courts, you can use them for up to 90 minutes. There are also no skateboards, rollerblades, scooters or bicycles allowed on the courts. “
Michael Sceurman, director of Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, said the design of the court is intended to allow tennis to coexist with pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in America.
“Our tennis courts at Pulaski Park and Clarks Pond South are very busy,” said Sceurman. “Now our residents also have the opportunity to play pickleball. “
Mayor Michael Venezia said Bloomfield is making it a priority to expand its outdoor spaces.
“These new courts are a continuation of that commitment, as they are state-of-the-art and are built to last for generations,” said Venezia, thanking Sceurman and his staff for making the new additions to the park.