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Fairfax to mark further expansion of pickleball facilities

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The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 15 will officially open new pickleball courts at two locations.

The first ceremony, slated for 9 a.m. at George Washington Park in Alexandria, celebrates the addition of new dedicated pickleball courts and dual-use courts at the site. The second ribbon cutting of the day, set for 4 p.m. at Lewinsville Park in McLean, marks the completion of new dedicated pickleball courts and improvements to tennis and basketball courts.

The upgrade at George Washington Park provides six dedicated pickleball courts and two dual-use courts with both tennis and pickleball lines. All courts received new surfacing, nets and fencing. These court improvements were timely, as the courts at the park required resurfacing and repair, county officials said. Project costs were $202,307.

Court improvements at Lewinsville Park include conversion of one tennis court into four dedicated pickleball courts, creation of one dual-use court with both tennis and pickleball lines, and reconstruction of the surfacing and fencing for the five remaining tennis courts and two basketball courts. Project costs were $650,000.

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The improvements align with recommendations in the county government’s recently completed pickleball study, and are an effort to introduce a greater variety of court sports to accommodate the diverse users across the county, Fairfax officials said.

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