2021-2022 Outdoor Pickleball Study

Updated: July 14, 2022

Thank you for attending our 2nd online open house!

We appreciate the participation of everybody who attended and provided input for the online open house on May 25, 2022 where we reviewed strategies and locations for expanding access to outdoor pickleball in Seattle. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, that’s okay, you can still watch a video of the main session, take a look at the presentation materials, or read the meeting notes. Maps of the proposals for each of the breakout rooms can also be found below:
Area Key (Citywide)
Central
Northeast
Northwest
Southeast
Southwest

Next

Our next step in engagement will be a briefing to the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners on August 11, 2022. We will also be moving forward with using funding provided in 2022 specifically for the addition of pickleball lines and nets at selected sites. Please check back at this website or sign up for email updates relating to this project by using the link on this page under the heading Latest News.

Open House and Survey Feedback

Thank you tennis and pickleball players, and others, for your valuable input while attending online open houses and participating in surveys. Documents, videos and survey results are available below.

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 August 2022.

Budget

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

Community Participation

This project has included two online public meetings, in March and May (see below), and convened an advisory committee made up of pickleball and tennis players that meet regularly throughout the course of the study and will be presenting final recommendations to the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners at either their July or August meeting.

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

Online Open House 5/25/2022