The City of Detroit was very impressed with the money and work the MHA members and friends put into the courts last year. As a direct result of that effort, the General Services Division (formerly Parks and Rec) has come up with funds to resurface the two south court playing areas ( 2 x 22' x 44’), and install an 8’ cyclone fence with black vinyl coating around the south courts. The city has specked a MasterSeal product for application to the court surface. They have assured me that we will be happy with the result. We are waiting to hear as to when that work will start.
As that back two courts are in good shape, this will leave us with four playable courts!
The court resurfacing we did to court #2 last year allowed immediate play. That work was guaranteed for 3 years. Admittedly it proved to be less that satisfactory. Given the city’s readiness to redo that court, we will take it as an investment and lesson learned.
For 2019 we are checking into -
- Painting the ceiling grid the same color as the walls.
- Install a door on the brick storage shed close to the courts. This could keep maintenance items and other goodies for ready access.
- Beautification to the court area (low height shrubs and annuals)
- Raising $$ for solar lighting (about 380 per unit). This is to allow for evening play and contribute to safety.