Steamboat Springs By late summer, the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs will have expanded by four outdoor courts.
Mike McCannon, Parks supervisor, said construction will be completed on four outdoor hard courts at the Tennis Center by early to mid-August.
A time table has not been set as to when construction will begin, McCannon said. The project, which is being paid for by the city and the "Courts for Kids" program, will help handle the high demand for outdoor courts in the summer.
"Everything's moving along well, so we're excited about doing the project this summer," McCannon said.
The addition of the outdoor hard courts will be the first major expansion to the Tennis Center since its opening in 1991.
The project has been in the works for about two years now, said Beccy Brane, Courts for Kids campaign director.
Brane has been in charge of raising $32,000 for the project through donations and fund-raisers. The city is paying $96,000 of the $140,000 project, Brane said. About $12,000 is still needed to pay for the construction, said Brane, who plans to hold a few more fund-raisers.
On June 2, a garage sale will take place at the Tennis Center to help generate some of the $12,000 still needed.
There are currently 10 courts at the Tennis Center, including four indoor courts and six outdoor courts all made of clay. The new courts will be hard surfaced.