The pickleball courts at Rider Avenue Four Sisters Park are busy. Although they have not been redone since the 1950s when the park was originally opened, Deputy Mayor Jack Krieger felt that the park had undergone some minor renovations.
In 2020, when Patchogue Village reopened its parks as part of Phase 2 of the NY Forward reopening plan, the village also reworked the tennis and pickleball courts, reallocating court specifically for each sport.
At that time, Business Improvement District Executive Director Dennis Smith said the courts had been completely renovated, with proper fencing between them to prevent balls from escaping to other courts.
However, two years later, due to the popularity of the sport and the age of the courts, the council decided to hire Land-Tek to completely demolish and rebuild the tennis and pickleball courts. The cost, approved by the board at last Monday’s Feb. 14 meeting, is not to exceed $389,505.
The courts, according to administrator Joseph Keyes, will also be reworked, facing north and south rather than the current east-west orientation. The project is expected to kick off by mid-March and wrap up in early June, just in time to play.