The tennis courts at East Twin Parks have seen better days. That was the thought of the Park & Recreation Committee on May 17, as they voted to remove the courts and convert it into a green space area.
Recreation Director Kent Harfst said that it would cost approximately $150,000 to redo the courts.
"The city has provided a lot of in-kind support to the new tennis courts at the high school," Harfst said. "There are six beautiful courts there."
He said the city helped move a lot of dirt and tear out the old courts at the high school.
The Twin Parks courts still have the nets up, but he said that there are safety concerns.
"There are enough cracks in the courts and we are concerned that people can twist their ankles and hurt themselves," he continued.
Harfst said that plans for area are still up in the air.
"The committee is just recommending that the space not be a tennis court anymore," he said. "We will probably remove it ourselves with hopefully some assistance from the street and line department."
It has been suggested in the future to turn the area into an expanded parking lot for the outdoor pool.
Harfst said that the courts were constructed in the 1950s, and also served as an ice skating rink. There was curbing and gutters all around the perimeter, and the small building next to the courts served as a warming house.