Southlake could be getting a wall ball court

The Southlake City Council approved the first of two readings for a new wall ball court in the city's North Park development.

The Southlake City Council approved the first of two readings for a new wall ball court in the city's North Park development.

The Southlake City Council heard a first reading for a zoning change and site plan to install a wall ball court at North Park in Southlake at its Oct. 17 meeting.

The court would be placed at 100 and 200 E. Dove Road in Southlake. The court would be designed so individuals could show up and play, as long as the court is not already being used.

City staff said the Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association is matching funds up to $85,000 towards construction of the wall ball court at North Park, and as such would probably request reserved times to use the court.

The goal of the wall ball court would be to increase hand-eye coordination for Southlake athletes and is one of the reasons why the SCLA is interested in building a court, according to city staff.

The wall ball court is designed to be approximately 16 feet, 4 inches in height by 32 feet, 10 inches wide and would be constructed of Hill Country Stone CMU block with a graffiti-resistant coating. A cast-stone Southlake logo would be inset into the end walls. The court would be lit at night to allow for evening activities.

A second reading on the land rezoning will be held next month.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



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