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Pickleball, fate of Page site discussed during supervisors’ town hall forum

While the meeting was held primarily to discuss the proposed budget and its accompanying tax rates, the creation of public pickleball courts at Ark Park and the future of the former Page Middle School property dominated much of discussion during Tuesday night’s Gloucester County Board of Supervisors town hall meeting at the T.C. Walker Education Center.


In the proposed budget are funds to create the pickleball courts. Gloucester County Pickleball Club founder Carlos Morales spoke on the benefits the new courts would have for the community. He said since the club was founded, it has expanded to around 300 active members of all ages including children and seniors.

Morales said the club holds tournaments at Newington Baptist Church but that building cannot accommodate the increasing number of players that compete. He asked supervisors and those in attendance to imagine hundreds of people from outside Gloucester coming to the county to compete in a tournament at Ark Pa...

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