City opens WRRC tennis and pickleball courts
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The city of Wisconsin Rapids has opened one new tennis court and six new pickleball courts at the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Complex (WRRC). While construction was completed at the beginning of the summer, the asphalt cured for several weeks before courts could be painted and nets installed.
“We have an active community of pickleball players and long-standing community support for tennis, so I know these courts will be enjoyed by many. What a great way to wrap up the summer and have some (socially-distanced) fun this autumn!” Mayor Shane Blaser said.
About the WRRC
Celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in June, the WRRC features a skate park, new playground equipment, a splash pad with night illumination, an outdoor shelter, one new tennis court, six new pickle ball courts, lit walkways, and trees and landscaping throughout the park.
The WRRC’s new aquatics park features three pools. The tot pool has two water slides, spray features, and a tot lazy river. The leisure pool includes a play area, basketball hoops, a water walk, lazy river with a “rapids” action channel, a tube water slide with plunge pool, and a body water slide. The recreation pool features basketball hoops, lap swimming, a zip line feature, diving board, and a climbing wall.
Visitors can also enjoy a snack from the concessions stand on the pool deck, featuring colorful shade structures, furniture, and a grass sunbathing berm.
The bath house also includes a four-seasons, reservable shelter. The admissions area will also serve as a warming house during the winter ice skating season.
During the winter months the drop circle will be converted into a large ice-skating circle, while a separate area will host low board hockey.