Civic Center Park Court Lighting

court lights on poleLast October, the City Council approved a project to retrofit the Civic Center Park court lighting to LED lighting.

  • The tennis court lights were last replaced in 1988. The poles were still in good condition, however the lighting was old and inefficient. The basketball and volleyball court lights were installed in 1999 and although newer, the lights were in constant need of repair due to the melting and fracturing of the components.
  • In November, the lights all received new LED fixtures. The retrofit also included a wireless control system, player activated lighting and new underground electrical.
  • These courts have been without lights since the city hall project started in 2018. During the demolition of the old pool, the transformer that fed the court lights was also removed. As part of the overall park and pool projects, a new transformer will be installed along the northeast side of the tennis courts this spring and will provide power to the courts, the picnic pavilion, and trail lighting.
  • The upgrade will provide the correct lighting on the courts while providing environmentally friendly lighting for the residential area with less light spillage. Although the energy draw from these courts isn’t as great as a fulltime facility, the savings with LED lights will also be beneficial.
  • In addition, the tennis courts will be resurfaced this summer. The basketball court was resurfaced during the summer of 2019.