New recreation area proposed for Sweet Home Junior High


October 25, 2023

Ethan Hoagland

Site near proposed recreation area.

A viral sport taking the U.S. by storm could soon be played at Sweet Home's Junior High, as the Sweet Home School board approved funds for six new pickleball courts. It's part of a recreation area proposed by district business manager Kevin Strong, maintenance supervisor Josh Darwood and interim principal Nate Tyler. The area would also include two basketball courts and a four-square area.

"When we completed the Sweet Home Junior High School renovation project, we had to add a fire lane on the west side of the school," Strong said in an email to The New Era. "The fire lane makes the field s...

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