Workers are putting the finishing touches on the tennis complex being constructed at Recreation Park on Binghamton's West Side.

The crews from a Syracuse-based unit of Astroturf Corporation were applying acrylic paint to the surface of the new tennis courts. They encountered a heat index approaching 100 degrees as they worked on Monday afternoon.

Another coat of acrylic paint was to be applied before the start of coloring and court markings.

A view of the new tennis complex from a concrete spectator area at Rec Park. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The work on the surface of the courts is expected to be completed in a couple of weeks.

The tennis complex will be named in memory of 16-year-old Harper Stantz. The Binghamton High School student had played tennis with a friend at the park in March 2019, shortly before she was struck by a vehicle while walking home. She died as a result of her injuries.

The nearly-completed Recreation Park tennis facility on June 28, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
AstroTurf Corporation workers are completing the surfacing work at the Binghamton tennis complex. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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