Strathcona County excited to open new pickleball courts

June 3, 2021

Strathcona County excited to open new pickleball courts

Opening of courts in Josephburg latest sign of sport’s growing popularity

Strathcona County is now home to four more pickleball courts with the official opening of the Josephburg Pickleball Courts on Thursday, June 3. This brings the total number of pickleball courts available in Strathcona County to 22.

The opening of the courts represents the wonderful partnership between Strathcona County and the Josephburg Agricultural Society (JAS). The JAS has been a vocal advocate and partner for sports and recreation in Strathcona County.

In collaboration with JAS and Strathcona Pickleball Association, Strathcona County began designing and constructing these new courts in January 2020. The facility was complete in less than 18 months, despite the ongoing pandemic. In addition to the four outdoor courts, the new facility includes two basketball courts.

Visit strathcona.ca/outdoorcourts or call 780-467-2211 for more information about pickleball and other outdoor court locations. Remember to follow all provincial guidelines in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including gathering and recreation restrictions.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595