The City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to sign the final beam of the Woods Tennis Center prior to the beam raising event on Wednesday, March 1. The beam can be signed at the center, 33rd and "J" streets, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The beam will be raised at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Mayor Chris Beutler and Woods Tennis Center representatives will make remarks at the event, which will celebrate the completion of a successful fundraising campaign that reached its $6.4 million goal last fall, thanks to contributions from more than 400 donors. Attendees also will have an opportunity to view the new facility.
The project will replace the two familiar white "bubbles" at Woods Park with a permanent structure that includes six indoor courts, locker rooms, a viewing deck and office space. The project is expected to be completed this spring.