June 2023 Update
With support from over 400 donors, we have now raised nearly $7 million towards the $11 million cost of the entire expansion project. We could not be more grateful to each and every donor, but especially to the anonymous benefactor who surprised us with an amazing $1,000,000 gift in 2021, The Daniels Fund for awarding us a $350,000 grant in 2022, and two extraordinarily generous families, one who offered a 50% match up to $1,000,000 and another who doubled their already-significant donation to take advantage of that match. Combined with a construction loan we've arranged, we are roughly $1,000,000 short of fully funding both Phase 1 and Phase 2.
Phase 1 is nearly complete – In 2022, we constructed 4 brand new and 8 brand new pickleball courts, all post-tension (PT) construction and gel-coated. Currently, the former outdoor PT pickleball courts are in the process of being converted back to tennis courts, also to be gel-coated. Your knees will thank us.
Phase 2 has started – The foundation has been laid and the new 35,000 sf energy-efficient steel Pickleball Center is being fabricated. Unfortunately, lead times have gotten longer so we now expect the fabricated building to arrive in August or September 2023. This should still give us time to erect it before we get into winter and have the courts available to play on sometime next spring.
Parking – The “glass half full” consequence of the delay in receiving the building is that once the City's stormwater drainage project is done, the entire parking lot PLUS 26 ADDITIONAL SPACES will be available for much of this summer! Please note, though, that when the building does arrive, we will again need much of the parking lot for staging. Final paving will take place after all construction materials and equipment are gone.
The Capital Campaign Committee, chaired by tennis and pickleball player Becky Lamb, is now working to cross the finish line and we need your help – if you have not yet given, please consider doing so! (You can donate or pledge online here.) If you’d like to increase your donation, please ask us about naming opportunities! If you know of potential supporters we should speak to, please introduce them to us!
Feel free to contact any one of us to answer your questions at any time.
Capital Campaign Committee:
Becky Lamb, chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carol Breslau (email@example.com)
Loretta Conway (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Debbie Modzelewski (email@example.com)
Meg Tully (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Install a concrete slab for the entire planned pickleball building, sized for 12 courts and the Welcome Center.
Convert the existing 8 pickleball courts back to two tennis courts (no demolition required).
Rebuild the 3 clay and the Carol Baily concrete courts, expanding the footprint to include 4 new post-tensioned concrete tennis courts and 8 properly-spaced pickleball courts, all with gel-coat.
Expand the parking lot
Erect an energy-efficient steel building with 12 indoor pickleball courts over the foundation laid in Phase 1.
Fit out the Welcome Center, including front desk, pro shop, locker rooms, office, and shared community and social spaces.
Add a multi-purpose mezzanine (like the one in the Tennis Center) for viewing and events.
Finish coat the expanded parking lot.
Click on the green buttons for more information about our plans to create the City of Steamboat Springs Tennis & Pickleball Complex, including building a new, public 12-court indoor Pickleball Center. Now more than ever, pickleball and tennis offer vital, low risk pathways to physical and mental well-being!