Residents and visitors of Cheyenne will soon have two renovated tennis courts to play on and sharpen their skills.
The renovations will come to fruition thanks to the City of Cheyenne being awarded a recreation mill levy grant totaling $112,500 to repair two tennis courts at Jaycee Park (Dillon Ave. and Foyer Ave.).
Currently, the tennis courts at Jaycee Park are in poor condition. The state of these courts – constructed in 2011 – are impacted by a crumbling court base, cracks in the playing surface, and an uneven surface in areas that collect puddles of water. Additionally, the chain-link fence surrounding the courts has become damaged and stretched out over time.
The awarded grant will help remedy these dated and unsafe conditions. The existing playing surfaces will be removed and replaced as new tennis nets and posts will also be installed. A new chain-link fence will also be installed.
Renovation of the courts will begin fall of 2019, weather permitting. Jaycee Park also offers a playground and basketball court.
About the Cheyenne Recreation Mill Project:
The district accepts proposals each year for public recreation projects, which may include facilities, construction, programs and equipment to be funded by the LCSD1 Board of Trustees. Each proposal shall:
- Be accompanied by a full accounting of expenditures of funds allocated by the Board for projects funded in the current fiscal year, if any.
- Contain adequate information to permit the Board to make an informed decision concerning funding each project. The Board may require additional information concerning proposals if it reasonably determines that additional information is needed. The Board may make additional requirements concerning the contents of proposals.
- Funds will be disbursed to entities for approved public recreational projects by each fiscal year.
- The Board may receive, accept or otherwise consider proposals from entities other than LCSD1. The total expenditure for all of said proposals shall not exceed 15% of the annual mill levy. The Board shall not allocate funds to non-governmental recreational organizations or projects.