Seattle Parks and Recreation launches pickleball pilot project

Seattle Parks and Recreation is committed to listening to the community and delivering new opportunities for play and recreation that will serve Seattle’s growing population. Consequently, as a response to input received from the community, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Planning and Development Division is leading a pilot project to implement lining of multiple tennis court sites for pickleball.

The sites selected are recommended for shared use by both pickleball and tennis players.  The tennis court sites will be lined for pickleball, however, there will be no changes made to the tennis nets. The tennis court sites were selected based on demand for more pickleball and the following feasibility criteria: accessibility, current court use, existing court conditions, and equitable distribution.

The following are potential courts recommended for pickleball:

  • South Park Community Center in south-west district
  • Georgetown Playfield in south-central district
  • Delridge Community Center in south-west district
  • Discovery Park Court in central-west district
  • Miller Community Center in central-east district
  • Soundview Playfield in north-west district
  • Green Lake Park in central-north district

Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Kinnear Park and Observatory Courts all currently have pickleball courts.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be gathering comments on the pickleball pilot project through Sept. 5, 2017. For questions or to comment on this pilot project please email pickleball@seattle.gov.

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Community invited to learn about Laurelhurst Tennis Court drainage improvement project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to the Laurelhurst Community Club meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Laurelhurst Community Center, 4554 NE 41st St. Katie Bang, Seattle Parks and Recreation project manager, is on the agenda at 7:30 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank the Laurelhurst Community Club for partnering with us.

This project replaces the Laurelhurst drainage system installed in the early 1900s. The existing lines are in poor condition. The goal of the project is to improve drainage of the tennis court and bang board courts, to reduce flooding, and to reduce ongoing maintenance needs.

The southern tennis courts will be closed this spring for construction. The courts are scheduled to be open in time for Summer Tennis Camp in late June. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the contractor to minimize impacts to the neighborhood and park.

For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=340 If you have additional questions about the project or would like to request accommodations or need an interpreter please contact Katie Bang at Katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-684-9286.

Seattle Parks shuts off most tennis court lights for winter to save energy

Seattle Parks and Recreation will shut off the lights at most outdoor lighted tennis courts for the winter on Nov. 3, 2014. This is an effort to create energy savings during the months when few people play tennis outside.

Lights at courts below stay on year round:

  • Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill, 1635 11th, (one court)
  • Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill, 3801 Beacon Ave. S (four courts)
  • Meadowbrook Playfield in northeast Seattle, 10533 35th NE (six courts)
  • Miller Playfield in Capitol Hill/Central District, 330 19th E (two courts)
  • Lower Woodland Park in northwest Seattle, 1000 N 50th (10 courts)
  • Rainier Playfield in southeast Seattle, 3700 S Alaska St. (four courts)
  • Solstice Park, in West Seattle, 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW (formerly Lincoln Park Annex, six courts)

Winter play is also available at the Amy Yee Tennis Center’s indoor courts. For information, please call 206-684-4764 or go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Athletics/Tennisct.htm.  For information about the Sandpoint Tennis Center at Magnuson Park please visit http://tenniscentersandpoint.com/.

For the full listing of Seattle Parks tennis courts, please see http://www.seattle.gov/parks/tennis.asp.

Parks will turn the lights back on when we return to Daylight Savings Time in March 2015.

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