2021-2022 Outdoor Pickleball Study

Updated: May 10, 2022

Please join us!

We’d like to invite you to our second online open house at 4:30 p.m. on May 25th, 2022 to review strategies and locations for expanding access to outdoor pickleball in Seattle. We have used the input received to draft a list of sites for dedicated pickleball courts and update standards and locations for dual-striping courts and potential court conversions. Join us online to learn more and provide additional neighborhood input. You can click on this link to register. Please note that you will be asked about which general area of the city you live in. This will inform which break-out group you will be assigned to for discussion of sites in that area of the city.

Thank you for attending our online open house!

Seattle Parks & Recreation would like to thank everyone who attended our online open house on March 30. We had over 120 attendees and received fantastic questions and feedback. View the slide presentation from the meeting here. You can also take a look at the notes from the Q & A portion of the open house along with the results from the real-time polling that took place during the meeting and watch a video of the meeting here.

Please be sure to check this website as we anticipate posting the date for our next public meeting shortly.

Survey Results

Seattle Parks & Recreation thanks all the tennis and pickleball players who responded to our survey on how to best support the demand for courts. We received more than 3,300 responses. View a quantitative summary of responses in the March 2022 Pickleball Survey Results document and a summary of the open-ended responses in the March 8th Qualitative Analysis of Survey Feedback memo.

The project team is using the input from the survey and the project advisory committee to guide revisions to our dual-striping practices, evaluating standards for dual-striping, and drafting a list of potential sites for dedicated pickleball.

People playing pickleball, example image of dual-striped tennis-pickleball courts

Project Description

The purpose of this study is to build upon the recommendations of the 2019 Pickleball Pilot Study and guide the development, selection and operation of outdoor pickleball and dual-striped tennis-pickleball courts in Seattle parks. Specifically, it will examine layout options to establish a standard for dual-striped courts, investigate possible locations for dedicated pickleball courts, and engage users to gather feedback on design and use issues. The findings and recommendations developed within the study will be presented to the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners at the study's conclusion.

Schedule

This project will begin in November 2021 and is scheduled to be finalized in May 2022.

Budget

$50,000 from the Seattle Park District has been provided for this study.  

Community Participation

You are invited to our second online open house at 4:30pm on May 25th, 2022 to review strategies and locations for expanding access to outdoor pickleball in Seattle.
Please click on this link to register.

This project will include two public meetings. Dates and venues for the meetings will be posted to this page once established. This project will also convene an advisory committee made up of pickleball and tennis players that will meet regularly throughout the course of the study.

View a quantitative summary of responses in the March 2022 Pickleball Survey Results document and a summary of the open-ended responses in the March 8th Qualitative Analysis of Survey Feedback memo.

Online Open House 3/30/2022