The Jackson Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously for improvements to Litz Park. The board gave their approval to a $70,000 donation from Southeast Missouri State University’s Pickleball Club to improve and expand the pickleball courts at Litz Park. The courts were constructed when Litz Park opened in 1979, and officials say they are weather worn. They say that there has been a big wave in parks improvements recently and this is something they have wanted to do for awhile. Litz Park has four pickleball courts and the $70,000 donated by the club will be used to make repairs to the current courts and add four new ones, officials say. The city has received $ 27,000 from the University for this Project the courts may potentially be renovated and open by the end of the year, officials say.