Multi-Use Court in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is an amazing city.
Salt Lake City has an extensive infrastructure for outdoors thanks to its amazing location along the Wasatch. The city itself is also changing. Restaurants, bars, stores and parks are emerging everywhere. And with more and more protected bike paths the local bike culture is also growing.
A beautiful scenario.
But, what’s that? You don't have any places to play street hockey or bike polo safely?
We don't. Beehive Bike Polo was, once again, kicked out by the Police last week from their dark parking garage where they use to play for the last 5 years. And at this time, things are getting serious as this fast-growing club (25 players) is now out of solutions for the winter season.
This passionate group of people is concerned about the sport they practice since 10 years, 5 years, 1 year and even 2 months ago! And with the launch of the “WTF (Women, Trans, Femme) Night” on Thursday evenings–bringing the weekly bike polo nights to 3–we need to find a reliable, safe court to play on.
There are also many people interested in street hockey, to be played all year long but they can't as there are no courts in the city.
The local roller derby club is also looking for such an infrastructure they could share with others (bike polo, street hockey, roller sports).
A court of the following specs will make an impact on hundreds of dedicated people looking to share a city-sanctioned, well lit, and safe space:
- Between 155 ft x 80 ft and 120 ft x 60 ft
- 4 ft high solid boards
- Asphalt or concrete surface for bike, roller, skate, etc
- Removable nets, basketball hoops, etc. could be added.
Beehive Bike Polo spotted several places where this could be implemented:
- Tennis court at Pioneer Park
- The handball court at Liberty Park
- Abandoned tennis courts on 11th Ave Park
- Abandoned tennis courts at Lindsey Gardens
This is not about a financial investment. This is first about authorization from the city to allow a multi-use court in a certain location. With your help, the city of Salt Lake’s, and of each member of our communities we will be able to raise funds to make this happen.