Restore Our Courts
Recently, neighbors of Osborn Park woke up to find that their tennis courts had been eliminated. Providing no notice and neglecting to get input from its neighbors, the Loveland Parks Department decided to eliminate the Osborn Park tennis courts in exchange for pickleball courts. They still have not officially notified the affected neighborhoods.Sign PetitionSign Petition
AS THEY HAVE ALREADY DEMOLISHED OUR COURTS AND ARE PROCEEDING WITH CONSTRUCTION, PLEASE HELP STOP THIS ACTION IMMEDIATELY!
In commandeering our local courts without our consent, they failed in fulfilling their own Master Plan’s most basic requirements:
Neighborhood parks should respond to neighborhood preferences and character
No communication whatsoever with neighbors - FAIL
Consider impacts like noise and traffic
Despite pickleball’s record of causing great strife in many neighborhoods due to the intense noise it generates, they conducted no noise study - FAIL
Consider traffic impacts
Despite expanding to six courts, they conducted no traffic study - FAIL
Local parks should serve the locals. The City of Loveland Park Department should immediately reverse this unacceptable action.
Below is the petition which will be sent to the City of Loveland Parks and Recreation Commission.
LETTER OF PETITION
Dear Parks & Recreation Commission,
I am writing to petition that the Osborn Park courts be restored to their original purpose, as they should not have been eliminated in the first place.
The Parks Department did not follow their own guidelines nor plain commonsense, neighborly procedures:
It eliminated Osborn Park’s courts without notifying the very neighborhood it serves.
It did not get our input on our neighborhood’s opinion of the configuration of our park.
It did not conduct a sound study despite pickleball having caused great strife in many neighborhoods around the country and potentially harming our property values due to the intense sound that it generates.
It did not conduct a traffic study which would be vital when planning to expand from two to six courts.
It is important that the Parks and Recreation Department respect neighborhood parks as reflecting the character of that neighborhood. It cannot know our neighborhood character as it did not take the time to find out, nor did it engage in the proper investigations to protect our neighborhood.
Therefore, the Osborn Park tennis courts must be restored.