Improvements to Des Peres Park in 2019 include replacing the six asphalt tennis courts with six new post-tension concrete tennis courts, three pickleball courts, a parking lot, a unisex restroom, and trail connections. The city sent out construction bids in April 2019.
5/28/2019Construction Contracts presented to the Board of Alderman 6/10/2019Cost reduction options submitted to Board of Alderman for review 7/1/2019Notice to Proceed to Contractors 7/8/2019Tennis Courts closed 7/26/2019Demolition began 9/1/2019 Major grading work began
9/6/2019Work halted due to City Hall/Des Peres Park water line 10/1/2019 New water service installed
10/4/2019 Water service for City Hall/Des Peres Park switched over from old service
10/7/2019 Grading resumes 10/17/2019Complete Site Grading 10/16/2019Begin Electrical Rough in 10/17/2019Begin Comfort Station Construction
11/25/2019 Sport Lighting Poles Erected 12/23/2019 Eastern Tennis Courts and Pickleball Courts Concrete Pour
1/3/2020 Western Tennis Courts and Shuffleboard Courts Concrete Pour
(Tentative - pending weather delays) TBD Northwestern Retaining Wall Construction
TBD Concrete curbing, sidewalks and plazas
TBD Parking Lot
3/31/2020Substantial Project Completion - Landscaping, Furnishings and Court Surfacing will not be completed until spring.
After the concrete court surface has cured (minimum of 30 days), there must not be any rain in the forecast and the temperature has to be above 50 degrees to apply the painted court surfacing.