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Pickleball Finds a Home at Kilner Park

Pickleball is a wildly popular sport for all ages and it is now available full-time at Tahoe City’s Kilner Park. The game combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is played with a paddle and whiffle ball in singles or in teams of two. If you have never played, now is your opportunity – in Tahoe City!

The Tahoe City Public Utility District planned the pickleball court construction in conjunction with a tennis court resurfacing project that was completed on June 24, 2019. During the project, one of the two tennis courts was converted to four permanent pickleball courts and striping of temporary pickleball courts was added to the remaining permanent tennis court. This project, approved by the TCPUD Board of Directors, was identified as a community need and embraces an emerging recreational group. Kilner Park now offers both pickleball and tennis for public enjoyment

You don’t often see a popular sport that is good for players of all ages, abilities and activity levels,” said Valli Murnane, TCPUD Director of Parks and Recreation. “Pickleball continues to grow throughout our region and we are thrilled to have designated outdoor pickleball courts available at Kilner Park.”

A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Event is set for Wednesday, July 10 at noon. The ribbon cutting event is part of two days’ worth of clinics led by pickleball National Champion Matthew Blom, with Mexico’s national champion assisting in instruction. The clinics will be held Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 at the Kilner Park pickleball courts. In addition to the clinics, a free pickleball Olympics event will be offered on Tuesday night, 7-8pm, which will consist of team games, relays, challenges all designed to improve your pickleball skills, and more. To register for free and paid events, visit: https://bit.ly/2XJ7yx8. All events are open to the public.

Kilner Park is located 3.5 miles south of downtown Tahoe City on the corner of Highway 89 and Ward Avenue. This wooded 7-acre park adjacent to the west shore bike trail has a children's playground, lighted tennis and pickleball courts, sand volleyball court, walking and biking trails, picnic tables, group BBQ area and restrooms. <>The pickleball and tennis courts are open daily in summer and fall from 8am-10pm.

For more information about TCPUD Parks and Recreation and other District services, please call 530.583.3796, visit tcpud.org, and follow TCPUD on Instagram at @tcpud or Facebook at facebook.com/TahoeCityParksandRecreation.

Father’s Day: Reward Dad with $5 Golf at Tahoe City Golf Course

Father’s Day is coming Sunday, and nothing says thank you dad better than a day at the historic Tahoe City Golf Course – for only $5. Yes, you heard correct! On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, dads can golf for 1960’s rollback prices. Green fees for 9 holes will be reduced to $5, green fees for 18 holes will be $10, and twilight pricing starting at 3pm will be $5.

Tahoe City Golf Course Swings into Action May 24

After a long and snow-filled winter, the Tahoe City Golf Course will open for the season on Friday, May 24, weather permitting. The soft opening coincides with Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial opening weekend of summer in Lake Tahoe. To kick off the season, Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, green fees for 9 holes will be reduced to $20, green fees for 18 holes will be $35 and twilight pricing starting at 3pm will be $20.

Truckee River Trail Now Officially Re-Opened

On October 30th, the Tahoe City Public Utility District was joined by project partners, Placer County, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Caltrans and more to celebrate the grand re- opening of the newly rehabilitated Truckee River Trail, a Class 1 multi-use trail running over 5.5 miles from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley Road. Speakers and guests celebrated the collaboration and partnerships that made the funding possible to completely repair one of the most popular and heavily used trails in the north Lake Tahoe region.

Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Seats Up For Election

            The Tahoe City Public Utility District (“District”) will be conducting a consolidated general election with the Placer County Elections Department on November 6, 2018.  There will be two Board Member seats up for election.

            The District is governed by a 5-member Board, elected by popular vote of the general public who reside within the District boundaries.  Each Board Member serves a 4-year term and anyone interested in running for a seat on the Board must be a registered voter within the District.  Board Members receive District medical, dental, vision benefits, and in accordance with Section 16002 of the Public Utility District Act, receive a $400 per month stipend.  Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the District Board Room located at 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

           

Local Water Agencies Oppose Proposed Drinking Water Tax

A Lake Tahoe regional coalition of local water agencies including, Tahoe City PUD, South Tahoe PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Truckee Donner PUD, Northstar CSD, Squaw Valley PSD, and Alpine Springs County Water District strongly opposes a legislative proposal to tax Californian’s drinking water. Introduced in 2017 as Senate Bill 623, it is called the “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fee” and is aimed at residential and business water customers. This statewide water tax is proposed as a way to address a lack of access to safe drinking water for some people who live in rural, disadvantaged communities. We believe there are other effective solutions and appropriate funding strategies to address this important public health and social issue.