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William Plyler

We want clay tennis courts at Dix Park.

There are no public clay (green composition) tennis courts in Raleigh or Wake County.  This is a serious deficiency in the quality of public services provided by our local governments.  North Carolina cities such as Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Laurinburg, have public soft (clay, green composition) tennis courts.  

Hard (concrete composite) tennis courts cause serious joint pain in older players.  Soft (clay, green composition) tennis courts are much easier on a player's joints than hard courts.  Most older players cannot play tennis on hard courts.  Consequently, the only option for older tennis players in Wake County is to join a private club that offers clay courts.  This is why the private clubs will lay low on the issue of public clay courts.  

Tennis is a great game to help people stay in good physical condition.  Citizens of Raleigh who are unable to take the pounding of hard courts, and who are unable to afford a private club, should have access to tennis.  Clay courts, with ivy covered fences, would also make for a beautiful setting.  Clay courts would also send a message that Dix Park is a first class enterprise.  Let's do Dix Park right!  

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Dan

It's probably worth talking to Greensboro Parks about the maintenance costs ... perhaps if we put together a "Friends of Dix Park Tennis" fund for these it would be possible.

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Posted Nov 22, 2017
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Dorothea Dix Park
Dorothea Dix Park
Nov 8, 2017

Planning Dix Park with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 1pm
City Hall, 222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh NC

If you’re interested in how a site is transformed an extraordinary public park – this lunchtime talk is for you.

Come meet landscape architect and MVVA president Michael Van Valkenburgh and principal Matthew Urbanski as well as other members of the planning team for Dorothea Dix Park. Michael and Matthew will share insights into their design approach and lessons-learned from the firm’s public park projects around the country. Most importantly, they’ll share what makes the opportunity today at Raleigh’s Dix Park so unique and significant for the city, the region and the state. Learn how you can get involved in the planning process moving forward too!

Who Went?

Margaret Parham
Deja D. Smith
JohnS
Bridget
Dan
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Dorothea Dix Park
Dorothea Dix Park
Oct 23, 2017

Dorothea Dix Park Community Meeting
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00pm - 8pm
James B. Hunt Jr. Library (NCSU Centennial Campus), 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh NC

Help shape the future of Dix Park at the first community meeting. Learn about the planning process and share your ideas. Help create a park for everyone!

This meeting is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Who Went?

Doug
Margaret Parham
John Suddath
JohnS
Deja D. Smith
Caroline Lindquist
Bridget
Dan
Dorothea Dix Park
Dorothea Dix Park
Nov 17, 2017

Thank you for attending last nights meeting! twitter.com/DixPark/status/931...

Posted by Dorothea Dix Park on Nov 17, 2017
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