The Crown Point tennis courts were constructed in the early 1980s. Over the past few years, there has been an increase in demand for pickleball courts. The existing courts, located south of Crown Point Community Center, have a subsurface issue, resulting in cracking of the playing surface. The subsurface and asphalt overlay is in poor condition, which causes cracks in the current surface.
The existing courts will need to be removed to improve quality. Removing the courts will allow the current area to be graded and additional courts to be added adjacent to the existing site. There will be no courts available once the demolition occurs.
Click on the image below to download or view a PDF of the pickleball and tennis court concept.
During the public meeting on November 15, 2022, four concepts were presented. The four options included:
A. Eight pickleball courts only
B. Three tennis ball courts only (Could double as pickleball)
C. Mixed-use (tennis and pickleball) on the same courts
D. Two tennis courts and four pickleball courts (independently from each other)
The approved content was D. A request for water and shade is being developed into the plan.
Bids: On February 14 at 10 a.m., the City of Johnston accepted bids for the demolition and construction of these courts. Six bids were accepted, with the low bid coming from Burkett Construction out of DeSoto, Iowa. Their bid of $653,060.44 was approximately 10% under the cost opinion of Snyder & Associates. Construction: April - October 2023