Basketball complex to be added to Guelph’s Norm Jary Park

The old tennis and basketball courts at Norm Jary Park will be getting a facelift this summer. City of Guelph

The City of Guelph says it is replacing an aging tennis court at Norm Jary Park with a basketball complex, featuring two full courts and three practice courts.

The facelift is expected to start late this summer and be completed by the end of the year.

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“A basketball complex at this park will help support a large number of the youth population in the area that are involved in local basketball programs,” said the city’s parks planner, Mallory Lemon.

“Basketball programs benefit youth by offering a recreational outlet where they can join a team, learn life skills and play without having to pay.”

There is currently two tennis courts and one basketball court, along with three practice courts.

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The city said the basketball court, which was built in 1997, has seen its capacity grown beyond its service level, but the existing tennis courts don’t see a lot of use.

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A post on the city’s website said new tennis courts have been installed at nearby Margaret Greene Park.

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“With improvements to other tennis locations and a demonstrated need for basketball expansion, the city will re-invent the space as a basketball complex to meet community needs,” the city said.

Anyone with questions, comments or feedback should reach out to staff at city hall.

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