Coral Springs, Florida – Cypress Park in Coral Springs got two new basketball courts.
After city commissioners and administrators decided in 2020 to convert basketball courts at Cypress Park into pickleball courts as a result of nearby neighbors complaining about fighting, cursing, drug use, and noise from players, the courts were built at Cypress Hammock Park next to Cypress Water Park.
Commissioners approved budgeting $350,000 to build two full-length courts over the parking area next to the water park, as a compromise to basketball players who wanted to continue playing at Cypress Park.
The exact costs of building the new courts could not be determined on Monday.
Earlier this year, the new courts were expected to open, but officials have said construction crews experienced delays because of limited access to materials and staffing issues.
Depending on how popular the two courts will be and if the city gets a potential “donor” to cover the expenses of building an additional court, commissioners and administrators discussed the possibility of building a third court at Cypress Hammock Park.