Pickleball hub now open in Blackwell Park

Sarnia’s first stand-alone pickleball facility is now open.

The Blackwell Park Pickleball Hub features six newly resurfaced courts, fencing and sidewalks at 6230 Blackwell Side Road.

Other amenities include a picnic shelter, parking lot improvements and landscaping at the former tennis courts.

Pickleball lines have been added to tennis courts at Germain, Linden and Cathcart parks, but as the sport’s popularity has grown so has the need for courts dedicated solely to pickleball.

A grand opening was held July 6 to highlight the upgrades and recognize the help of community partners and financial supporters, including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Sarnia Community Foundation, Ontario Senior Games Association District 13, and the city’s parks and recreation department.