Outdoor Court Revitalization

In early 2021, the City of Greater Sudbury was successful in its application for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program funding in the amount of $4,380,000. This funding will support the revitalization of 14 outdoor tennis court facilities and 14 outdoor basketball courts across the community over the next several years. The project aims to improve the quality of Greater Sudbury’s recreation and leisure infrastructure and increase utilization.

Work will also include:

*the conversion of underutilized tennis pads in over-supplied areas, to alternative uses such as pickleball and skateboarding. This will result in a greater variety of recreational activities. Twenty-five to thirty per cent of courts have been identified for conversion.

*Improved safety and accessibility for users through the rehabilitation/replacement of asphalt surfaces and improved pathways and entrances.

*Improved playability of outdoor courts through installation of new netting, fencing, basketball standards and other equipment.

Work will be completed in phases. An average of four to five facilities will be scheduled for revitalization during each phase. Work will commence in the spring of 2022. The entire project is expected to be complete in 2027.

Phase 1 will include the revitalization of courts at these five locations: Delki Dozzi Sports Complex, Elmview Playground, Lorne Brady Park, Sixth Avenue Playground, and Twin Forks Playground. These locations are expected to be complete in late 2022.

We want to hear from you about the revitalization of these sites to ensure that facilities are designed to meet the needs of local neighbourhoods and communities. Stakeholders, such as the Greater Sudbury Pickleball Association, Sudbury Indoor Tennis Club, local basketball clubs, local skateboard enthusiasts, the City's Seniors Advisory Panel and Accessibility Advisory Panel, Community Action Networks and Neighbourhood Associations will also be engaged.

In the "Locations and Options" section below, please select a Phase 1 location and complete the survey for that location before March 15, 2022. You can also call 311 to complete the survey. You may choose to comment on all locations or only the one in your neighbourhood/area. The options that are possible for each location were determined after considering the following information:

  • Formal facility condition assessments
  • Reported health and safety concerns
  • Items previously identified as part of the City’s capital prioritization process
  • Gaps identified in the Parks, Open Space and Leisure Master Plan
  • Existing provision levels of facilities in each outdoor sport and opportunities for conversion to meet other facility gaps
  • Sites identified by the Greater Sudbury Pickleball Association for conversion
  • Priority neighbourhoods as identified by the Low Income After Tax Prevalence data from the 2016 Census

This page will be updated regularly. We encourage you to revisit and share your input to ensure your thoughts are included in each phase of the project.

In early 2021, the City of Greater Sudbury was successful in its application for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program funding in the amount of $4,380,000. This funding will support the revitalization of 14 outdoor tennis court facilities and 14 outdoor basketball courts across the community over the next several years. The project aims to improve the quality of Greater Sudbury’s recreation and leisure infrastructure and increase utilization.

Work will also include:

*the conversion of underutilized tennis pads in over-supplied areas, to alternative uses such as pickleball and skateboarding. This will result in a greater variety of recreational activities. Twenty-five to thirty per cent of courts have been identified for conversion.

*Improved safety and accessibility for users through the rehabilitation/replacement of asphalt surfaces and improved pathways and entrances.

*Improved playability of outdoor courts through installation of new netting, fencing, basketball standards and other equipment.

Work will be completed in phases. An average of four to five facilities will be scheduled for revitalization during each phase. Work will commence in the spring of 2022. The entire project is expected to be complete in 2027.

Phase 1 will include the revitalization of courts at these five locations: Delki Dozzi Sports Complex, Elmview Playground, Lorne Brady Park, Sixth Avenue Playground, and Twin Forks Playground. These locations are expected to be complete in late 2022.

We want to hear from you about the revitalization of these sites to ensure that facilities are designed to meet the needs of local neighbourhoods and communities. Stakeholders, such as the Greater Sudbury Pickleball Association, Sudbury Indoor Tennis Club, local basketball clubs, local skateboard enthusiasts, the City's Seniors Advisory Panel and Accessibility Advisory Panel, Community Action Networks and Neighbourhood Associations will also be engaged.

In the "Locations and Options" section below, please select a Phase 1 location and complete the survey for that location before March 15, 2022. You can also call 311 to complete the survey. You may choose to comment on all locations or only the one in your neighbourhood/area. The options that are possible for each location were determined after considering the following information:

  • Formal facility condition assessments
  • Reported health and safety concerns
  • Items previously identified as part of the City’s capital prioritization process
  • Gaps identified in the Parks, Open Space and Leisure Master Plan
  • Existing provision levels of facilities in each outdoor sport and opportunities for conversion to meet other facility gaps
  • Sites identified by the Greater Sudbury Pickleball Association for conversion
  • Priority neighbourhoods as identified by the Low Income After Tax Prevalence data from the 2016 Census

This page will be updated regularly. We encourage you to revisit and share your input to ensure your thoughts are included in each phase of the project.

Page last updated: 06 Apr 2022, 03:32 PM