Indoor pickleball doubles play is now offered at Kerry Park Mon/Wed/Friday 9:30 to 12:00. COVID protocols are in place and pre-registration required. Click on the button below to see the pre-registration requirements.
The CVRD has contracted with R.F. Binnie and Associates to provide Design and Project Management Services for the six courts and the washroom building at the South Cowichan Outdoor Pickleball Complex. Construction of the pickleball courts will have priority over construction of the washroom. Design work has commenced.
Once the design is completed construction tenders will be solicited for the courts. As a requirement of the Provincial Infrastructure Grant construction must commence in 2021.
COWICHAN CRICKET CLUB COURTS
A development permit for four courts at the Cowichan Cricket Club site on Elford Road in Shawnigan Lake has been issued.
Construction is planned to commence in late June with an expected completion date by the end of the summer. Click on the button below to see the site plan.
Final decisions have not been made, but it is envisioned that until the Kerry Park courts open, the Cricket Club courts will be available for South Cowichan Pickleball Club members on a drop-in basis.
A drop-in fee in the range of $3 to $5 per two hour session will be charged. Final details on court access will be provided at a later date.
The CVRD, Parks and Trails Division, has advised the Club that:
The multi-purpose court at Huckleberry Park is a community park that is not designated for pickleball (hence no lines).
As Kerry Park was unavailable for a period this spring and then only available for singles play, and with Farnsworth the only other option, the CVRD turned a blind eye to the taping of courts and the playing of games.
A number of household members in the immediate area have recently complained about access to the courts. With school now out the demand for access to these courts is only going to increase.
Bottom line – The bylaw officer will be charged with ensuring the Huckleberry Park courts are not used for pickleball going forward.
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