Game On: Get Ready for the Arrival of Our Brand New Multipurpose Court!
In response to input from the community, Council will be constructing a multi-purpose court at Dawes Park that will be open to the public to use. The Court will be lined with multi-coloured acrylic outlining the following:
- Full Basketball Court
- Futsal (with permanent futsal goals)
- Three pickleball courts (line marking only)
With construction scheduled to commence before the year's end, you'll be hitting the court in no time!
What is pickleball?
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. It is a game that is appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels.
Participants must bring their own net, paddles, and balls when playing at this venue. The court has been marked to create three pickleball-sized playing areas.
Line designations, in accordance with the provided map:
Yellow - Indicates Futsal
White - Designates Basketball
Red - Marks Pickleball
The old tennis court at Dawes Park provided a unique opportunity to establish another recreational space within the reserve. The type of recreational space selected has been informed by customer enquiries and interest from the community regarding an additional basketball facility in the LGA.
The new court aims to be accessible and inclusive for all users. To make it more accessable the court will feature fencing and a smooth and level playing surface.
On-street parking is available along Junction Road, Beach Road and Barrack Avenue. Off-street parking is available on the northern side of the court.
At this stage, there are no plans to include functional fitness equipment at Dawes Park. We have existing fitness equipment stations located nearby to Dawes Park (see image below) and additionally throughout the LGA.
The court is intended to be a daytime facility and therefore lighting will not be provided.
Previous Feedback Court
The current slab will be replaced and upgraded to a bright, clean and fun sports court ready for all ages and abilities to enjoy. But before we go ahead with this project we want to chat with you about what this might look like and what your preferences for the rest of the court are to make sure we create a space for everyone to enjoy!
Have your say by voting in the section below to let us know what you would most like to see in the space!
There are two sections for you to vote in. The first will be to select the type of court we upgrade the Dawes Park court to. The second is to help select the additional features of the court, so let us know what you would like to see included.