Friday, October 23, 2015
Late-posted sign acknowledges tennis court work in Battery Lane Park (Photos)
mysterious dismantling of the tennis court in Battery Lane Park. But nearly two weeks after unceremoniously shutting down the court and dismantling it, the agency has finally decided to let us taxpayers in on the secret. A sign was posted in the park Thursday. It is renovating the tennis court, which will be closed until an unspecified date in November, weather permitting.
The department will then color the surface in Spring 2016.
An announcement has also been posted on the department website, which previously had no notice regarding the work.
I can only characterize the actions of Parks as bizarre. They not only dropped the ball on basic communications with the neighborhood, but also did not feel it was necessary to announce a major project that inconveniences users of the park until it was half-finished. It sounds like they need to hire a PR consultant.
Is there any accountability or oversight over this department? Oh, yeah, that's right. The County Council. Asleep at the switch again. As one commenter mentioned, this is the service you end up with when there aren't any actual Bethesda residents on the Council.