SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia's new pickleball courts plan available online

Monday, June 23, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to

The records: An addition of four new Albert-Oakland Park pickleball courts was approved by City Council on Jan. 21. The courts will occupy space previously used as lighted sand volleyball courts. A map showing the new layout is available online.

Why you'd want them: The plan has a budget of $50,000, the largest price tag of any publicly funded parks project in 2014. All of the funding will come out of the Annual Parks fund, which is supported by the park sales tax.

Where you get the records: Start by going to On the left side of the page under "Parks & Recreation," move the mouse over the button that reads "Parks, Trails & Facilities" and click "Capital Improvement Program." Scroll down and click on the link that says "Albert-Oakland Park: Pickleball Courts" under Parks - Renovations in Existing Parks" to see the approved city plan.

How much it will cost: Viewing the plan is free.

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