Pickleball courts now open at Clifford Sonny Belch Park

The new pickleball courts at Clifford Sonny Belch Park. Photo via City of Belleville.

After some delays, eight new pickleball courts have now been opened at Belleville’s Clifford Sonny Belch Park (formerly Hillcrest).

According to the City, the courts will operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (subject to change) and run on a first-come-first-served basis.

“To ensure fair and proper use, we ask that participants maintain 20-30 minutes of playtime if others are waiting to use the facilities,” the City said.

Use of the courts are also bound by the following rules of participation:

  • Courts are to be used for pickleball only – no skateboards, bikes, scooters or other wheeled devices (with the exception of wheelchairs) are permitted and they are not to be used for any other sports.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • Proper footwear is required.
  • Smoking is not permitted within 15 metres of any sports facility.
  • Please be respectful of park neighbours and keep noise to a minimum.

The City says that washrooms will be open for use during operating hours.

“After some unfortunate delays, we are very pleased to be opening this exciting addition to Clifford Sonny Belch Park,” said Manager of Operations Planning and Development with Transportation & Operations Services, Rowland Cave-Browne-Cave. “We appreciate residents’ patience and hope they are as pleased as we are with the new courts.”

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