The sound of construction equipment will replace the sounds of tennis rackets and squeaking sneakers at Cope Park for the early part of the summer.
Cope Park’s tennis courts will be under construction until mid-June, according to a Parks and Recreation announcement Friday. Cope Park has been going through a renovation process, and tennis court repaving requires warm, dry weather. Those looking to get their tennis fix can head to Adair-Kennedy Park in the Mendenhall Valley, located next to Floyd Dryden School.
The renovations at Cope Park — located near the Governor’s Mansion as Capitol Avenue ends into Calhoun Avenue — include the construction of a large climbing structure, swings, a covered shelter, a dog park and more. The plans were set in motion in 2013 and the project is being funded with sales tax revenue. Parks and Recreation’s announcement Friday said construction at Cope Park is “nearly complete.”