Multi-sport Courts Cap Off Carlson Revitalisation

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Tennis, futsal, pickleball – Carlson Reserve multi-purpose courts on Clayton Road are serving up something for everyone!

Open to the public, the new courts include line markings and goal spaces for tennis, netball, basketball, soccer training, futsal and pickleball, as well as court-side LED sports lighting to allow for evening practice.

Supported by the Victorian Government, the impressive facility was officially opened on Friday 10 May 2024, where several community members enthusiastically tried out some pickleball – one of the fastest growing sports in Australia.

The $726,310 project caps off a multi-year, three-stage project to transform the reserve into a thriving active recreation hub for the Clayton area.

In Stage one, Council constructed a Neighbourhood-standard playground, with exciting play equipment, a mini outdoor exercise station, water fountain and seating to complement the existing barbecue and picnic table.

Stage two saw the creation of a new landscaped forecourt area where people can sit and relax, with new trees, bench seating, table tennis and chess tables and bicycle racks.

There’s even more to come, with works underway on a new sports pavilion with amenities for local clubs, and consultation currently open on a new mural, with designs that reflect the rich cultural diversity Clayton. Consultation on the mural closes Friday 24 May.

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