FRUITA, Colo. (KREX) — It’s time to grab that dusty basketball out of your closet, the new court for the Fruita rec center is finished!

The Fruita Recreation Center is a staple of Fruita, housing a swimming pool, gym, library, and a newly renovated basketball court.

In December, the court had taken on water damage that could not be repaired, so the construction of a new court began.

The installation for this floor is kind of extensive, more than just your regular hardwood floor you are going to replace in your house.

Ciara Depinto

After three months, the court opened on March 15th, 2023.

The court is made from maple wood brought in from Wisconsin. Once the lumber had arrived, it had to sit before it could be installed to make sure all of the moisture was gone, and no warping had occurred.

After the wood was installed, the lines and logo were painted, and then finally, the top coat was applied to finish the court.