Improvements to Des Peres Park in 2019 include replacing the six asphalt tennis courts with six new post-tension concrete tennis courts, three pickleball courts, a parking lot, a unisex restroom, and trail connections. The city plans to send out construction bids in April 2019 and will be presented to the Board of Alderman for approval in May. The current tennis courts will remain open until construction starts in early June. Construction will be scheduled to last through October.
In order to build the tennis courts on one level and install the new parking lot and pickleball courts, 21 existing trees will need to be removed. Replacement trees and landscaping will be planted during the project. Tree removal will begin in April in order to prepare for the needed earthwork in June.