DPW Drains Flooded Pine Peace Basketball Court

Public Works employees dug a trench around the basketball court, above, in hopes of draining the flooded ground before raising the whole area two to three feet.

After hearing numerous complaints from community members regarding the deplorable condition at the Pine Peace basketball court, Department of Public Works officials addressed the area last week.

Hoping to drain the perpetually flooded site, a DPW crew dug a trench in the soil around the court and even cut a trench through the asphalt across the street.

Government officials hope the area will be fully drained by this week and expect federal grant funds to be in place soon to raise the entire court two to three feet.

“That should finally fix the problems with flooding at the court permanently,” said St. John Administrator Leona Smith, about the plan to elevate the area.