Outdoor Court Restoration Program


This is an annual program that began in the 1996-1997 Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) to systematically resurface or replace, if necessary, the 77 tennis courts and 33 outdoor basketball courts.

The outdoor courts provide valuable recreation opportunities to the public and need a systematic program to rebuild/resurface them to keep them in a safe and useable condition.  Parks and Recreation has conducted a study and developed a system wide ranking based upon age, condition, use, safety, and then cross referenced alongside the 2010 Systems Plan recommendations.

Outdoor Court Restoration is funded by the Capital Improvement Budget (CIB).

Project Updates

2019 Annual Outdoor Courts Restoration

Construction work tentatively set to begin week of July 22, 2019. Renovation project is anticipated to be completed by November-October 2019.

Carty Park

  • Carty Park improvements involve removing and rebuilding the two full tennis courts, and resurfacing the half basketball court.

West Minnehaha Recreation Center

  • West Minnehaha Recreation Center renovation includes removing and rebuilding the full basketball court, and removing the half practice tennis court and replacing it with one Sepak Takraw Court.

**Edgcumbe Recreation Center tennis court improvement was not awarded.**

Eastview Park: St. Paul Urban Tennis (SPUT) Courts

The City is working with St. Paul Urban Tennis (SPUT) to add more full tennis courts at Eastview. A community meeting was held on Monday, May 14 at Eastview Recreation Center (view the pdf flyer here). We discussed options for court layout and the project timeline. SPUT anticipates adding the courts later this summer, with fall construction (weather permitting).
Meeting presentation (pdf)
Meeting minutes (pdf)

Previous Outdoor Court Restoration

2018 Completed Project

  • Eastview - Tennis Court (Ward 7, District 2)

2017 Completed Projects

  • Cayuga Park - Basketball Courts (Ward 1, District 6)
  • Martin Luther King Recreation Center - Tennis Court (Ward 1, District 8)
  • Baker Recreation Center - Tennis and Basketball Courts (Ward 2, District 3)
  • Duluth and Case Recreation Center - Tennis Courts (Ward 6, District 3)