War Memorial Tennis Courts Resurfacing and Drainage Project

The City of Cambridge will be resurfacing the CRLS Tennis Courts located at War Memorial Recreation Center. Work includes resurfacing of the courts and drainage improvements. The scope of the project includes:

  • Addition of an on-site water bottle filler and water fountain
  • Lined for multi-purpose use
  • Replacement of lighting system with more efficient system designed to reduce light leak
  • Improved drainage
  • Addition of a tennis/rebound wall

Update - 9/10/2021

This project, originally slated to be completed in early September, will now continue through September. 

The Demolition and patch work wrapped up this week, with waterproofing and resurfacing to following. There will then be a 14-20 day cure time and painting. The courts should be usable by the first week in October, assuming the surface meets our specifications and passes inspection.

Due to a supply chain and design issue the light posts will be delivered later in October/November and installed shortly there-after.

Until this project is complete here is a list of other available courts in Cambridge:

https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/parks/parksmap


Update- 6/28/2021

On Wednesday, June 30th crews will be using a crane to extract the light posts.  To access this work, expect to see a crane on the pathways of Joan Lorenz Park.


Construction Update 6/15/2021

Beginning Thursday, June 17th, The City’s contractor, Argus Construction, will be resurfacing the CRLS Tennis Courts located at War Memorial Recreation Center. Work is expected to last approximately 3 months and includes resurfacing of the courts and drainage improvements. The scope of the project includes:

  • Addition of an on-site water bottle filler and water fountain
  • Lined for multi-purpose use
  • Replacement of lighting system with more efficient system designed to reduce light leak
  • Improved drainage
  • Addition of a tennis/rebound wall

What to Expect During Construction:

  • General work hours will be 7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Machinery including a small crane will be kept off street. No parking restrictions are expected at this time.
  • Construction noise is anticipated during work hours. This includes demolition and removal of the existing surface, and concrete cutting, etc.
  • City services will continue uninterrupted and emergency vehicles will maintain access at all times.

Information & Assistance:

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Adam Corbeil, Director of Cambridge Recreation, at 617-349-6229 / acorbeil@cambridgema.gov.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this construction.


Argus construction has been awarded the contract for this project. A detailed schedule will be available in the next few weeks. 


This project is currently in the bid phase. Once a contractor is on-board, there will be regular updates about the construction.  

Work is estimated to begin in the Spring/Summer of 2020 and last approximately 3 months. 

After an assessment, the City of Cambridge determined that the CRLS tennis courts needed to be resurfaced and that drainage issues associate with the Ellery St. garage (located behind the War Memorial Recreation Center) needed to be addressed. Work is expected to take 3 months to complete. 

If you have questions regarding this project, please call 617-349-6279 or send an email here

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