With a generous contribution from Marysville Paving the basketball court at Lundeen Park is ready for the summer season.
For years the surface was irregular and cracked, a result of aggressive tree roots pushing up the court’s pavement.
Last winter the City of Lake Stevens began performing site preparation by removing the roots under the court and around the edges. To prevent a reoccurrence of the roots impacting a new court surface, root barriers were installed.
The City then began gathering bids to resurface the court when Marysville Paving came forward and made a proposal to help share nearly 50 percent of the cost to perform the entire repair.
In January 2011 the City awarded a contract to Marysville Paving and then waited for drier weather and the temperature to warm up enough to allow asphalt pavement to be placed. Not until the end of May were there two days of dry and warm weather so Marysville Paving rushed to the City to take advantage of the very short good weather window and got the job done quickly.
The City has now reinstalled the hoops and nets and will be striping the court when the weather warms up again. The goal is to have the court completed for this summer.