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Park Authority Opens New Pickleball Courts at Two Parks

GW PickleballThe Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will officially open new pickleball courts at two locations on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Join in the activities at George Washington Park and Lewinsville Park. The first ceremony, slated for 9 a.m. at George Washington Park in Alexandria, celebrates the addition of new dedicated pickleball courts and dual-use courts at the site. The second ribbon-cutting of the day, set for 4 p.m. at Lewinsville Park in McLean, marks the completion of new dedicated pickleball courts and improvements to tennis and basketball courts, as well.

In the morning, pickleball enthusiasts can join Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck at the grassy area near the courts at 9 a.m. GW Park is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road in Alexandria. Brief ceremonies will include remarks from Supervisor Storck, Park Authority Board Rep. Linwood Gorham, Park Authority officials and Fairfax County Advocates for Pickleball. Photos will be taken and light refreshments served. The improvement at this site provides six dedicated pickleball courts and two dual-use courts, with both tennis and pickleball lines. All courts received new surfacing, nets and fencing. These court improvements were timely, as the courts at the park required resurfacing and repair. Project costs were $202,306.60.

The second ribbon-cutting will be held at Lewinsville Park near the plaza area at 4 p.m. Lewinsville Park is located at 1659 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. The public will hear from Park Authority Board Member Tim Hackman, Park Authority Executive Director Jai Cole and Fairfax County Advocates for Pickleball. Court improvements at Lewinsville Park include conversion of one tennis court into four dedicated pickleball courts, creation of one dual-use court with both tennis and pickleball lines, reconstruction of the surfacing, and fencing for the five remaining tennis courts and two basketball courts. Project costs were $650,000.

The improvements align with recommendations in the recently completed Pickleball Study and are an effort to introduce a greater variety of court sports to accommodate the diverse users across the county. Interest in pickleball locally and countywide is growing quickly, and the introduction of pickleball at these locations will address the need for additional facilities for this emerging sport.

For information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

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