This after-dark snapshot of a lone excavator hunched atop a pile of its own debris comes from Wright-Bembry Park last Friday — tear-up work at the Shady Acres greenspace, located between W. 23rd and W. 24th Sts. west of Durham Dr., began last Monday, according to a reader’s report. The work is part of a redo of the entire park, as shown in the plan below (oriented with west at the top of the frame):
The renovations will evidently add walking trails and new landscaping, as well as moving the existing playground area to the west side of the park (while shifted the tennis court slightly eastward). That tennis court, in the meanwhile, look like this:
Images: Greg Whitmire via Swamplot inbox (photos), Clark Condon (design plan)
Nothing against tennis players but such a waste of space to use half the park for a tennis court. I drive by here every day and I’ve seen people playing tennis maybe 3 times in the past 7 years.