Duboce Park’s heavily-used basketball court will be resurfaced sometime this fall, according to Dennis Kern, Director of Operations for Rec and Park. The court is at the top of the queue of court repairs and will be the next city park basketball court to be resurfaced.

Besides being used by the After School Enrichment Program (ASEP), Summer Camp, and skateboarding classes, the court receives plenty of regular use from local hoopsters. Two of the six baskets are only eight feet high, which is two feet lower than a standard hoop, and is very popular with our younger, smaller users.

As has been the case for years, the most heavily used sections of the Dog Play Area (DPA) are turn brown and are bare during the dry months of the year, specifically, the edges of the lawn near the Potomac Street benches and a few worn sections in the middle of the DPA. The area around the benches in the upper lawn are also bare and Rec and Park gardeners have been setting up extra irrigation as interim fix, according to Michelle Pallavicini, Park Services Manager.

Rec & Park has tried a number of times recently to fix the problem by fencing off those areas and putting in new sod and/or adding new dirt and seed but heavy use adversely affects those areas, especially during the dry months of the year.



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