Richardson to reopen tennis center, expand services at Sherrill Park Golf Course

Richardson residents will soon be able to visit certain city facilities following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the statewide stay-at-home order. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Richardson residents will soon be able to visit certain city facilities following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the statewide stay-at-home order. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Richardson residents will soon be able to visit certain city facilities following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the statewide stay-at-home order. (Tracy Ruckel/Community Impact Newspaper)

Richardson residents will soon be able to visit certain city facilities following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the statewide stay-at-home order Thursday at midnight.

The city will reopen the Richardson Tennis Center and the customer service lobby of the Municipal Court building beginning May 1, according to an April 30 news release. Certain amenities at Sherrill Park Golf Course will also reopen, according to the city.


Staff at the public library are currently reviewing statewide guidelines that say libraries can reopen at 25% capacity. In the meantime, the public can check out items via curbside pickup only. In-person services will resume as soon as possible, according to the release.

Here is a breakdown of the changes.

  • Richardson Municipal Court will reopen for some services, such as in-person fine payments, Monday, May 4. All dockets and hearings will be conducted remotely through May 31. Trials are postponed through the end of May.

  • Richardson Tennis Center will reopen May 1 but with modified hours, which are as follows.

    • Mon.-Thu. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

    • Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    • Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    • Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



  • As of Friday, May 1, the driving range and putting greens at Sherrill Park Golf Course will reopen. Golfers are expected to maintain adequate social distancing. The Pro Shop will reopen but with a maximum of four patrons at a time. The city is also discontinuing its online booking system, so tee times will have to be made via phone or in person at the clubhouse.


For more information on these changes, visit www.cor.net/coronavirus.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.