Sand volleyball court proposed for Connellsville park
Connellsvile Recreation Board members listened to a presentation by Sam Cook about a proposed sand volleyball court for Mountz Creek Park.
Cook showed members a drawing that depicted courts and a pavilion, all of which would be surrounded by fencing.
“Lighting for this won't be very difficult,” Cook said. “We could put a light in every corner or light it from both sides.”
The board asked Cook if he had any idea of the cost. He said he would be able to get the material costs outlined for the board by next week.
Cook also said the fencing around the park would be high enough for sponsors to place signs to advertise their businesses or groups, while adding funding to the project.
“I think that this would definitely be used,” member Greg Lincoln said of the proposed volleyball park. “This could be something that will be self-sufficient.”
Greg Ritch, director of parks and public buildings, said he would propose the idea to city council for consideration, but needed a list of materials and plans.
“My job now is to get it to council and they will ask me a cost and a lot of other questions, which is what they should do,” Ritch said. “But I don't see it getting passed by council as a problem.”
President Melissa Tzan said she was approached by the FRIENDS of the Carnegie Free Library about hosting a bike rodeo for the city's youths.
Since bike rodeos are safety-based, Ritch said he thought the city police department might consider hosting the event.
“The police department would definitely consider it,” Ritch said. “The police department does a lot of good in the schools that they don't get a lot of press on.”
The group discussed the “Movies in the Park” event planned this summer and decided to consider children and family movies.
“I think we should try to have a listing of the movies by May if we can so we can distribute them to the schools,” Lincoln said.
Ritch reported that the Connellsville Community Center is holding its own.
“The community center is OK,” Ritch said. “The gymnasium is being used 20 to 25 hours a week. That's six days a week with three-plus hours a day.”
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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