Action Alert: Ask for Pickleball Courts in King County Parks

Would you like pickleball courts at Marymoor Park in Redmond, or at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center? Now is the time to ask. King County is updating its Open Space Plan. This plan will define what park projects King County will undertake in the next 6 years. They are starting with a customerContinue reading “Action Alert: Ask for Pickleball Courts in King County Parks”

Ask for More Pickleball Courts in Bellevue

What Bellevue is starting to update their Parks and Open Space System plan. This plan will set the Parks Department long-term objectives for acquisition, preservation or development of parks, community facilities, trails and open space in Bellevue. To get significantly more outdoor courts, we need it to be included in this plan. To make yourContinue reading “Ask for More Pickleball Courts in Bellevue”

How to Navigate the Fall Middle-School Tennis Season

The local Seattle non-profit Sports in Schools, has partnered with the Seattle parks department and for the 6th year is running a FREE FALL middle school tennis program for 6 weeks twice a week after school at 12 middle school sites all around Seattle.   Here is a summary that shows the schools and the daysContinue reading “How to Navigate the Fall Middle-School Tennis Season”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 11

Please write Recap: On July 15, the Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Department’s Deputy Superintendent Christopher Williams wrote that (1) it is SPR’s policy to add pickleball lines only to the tennis courts that historically get low usage by tennis players and (2) that adding pickleball court lines to the tennis courts located next to theContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 11”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 10

Why Is SPR Choosing to Treat Southeast Seattle Differently From the Rest of the City? On July 15, the Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Department’s Deputy Superintendent Christopher Williams wrote that (1) it is SPR’s policy to add pickleball lines only to the tennis courts that historically get low usage by tennis players and (2)Continue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 10”

Why Is SPR Choosing to Treat Southeast Seattle Differently From the Rest of the City?

On July 15, the Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Department’s Deputy Superintendent Christopher Williams wrote that (1) it is SPR’s policy to add pickleball lines only to the tennis courts that historically get low usage by tennis players and (2) that adding pickleball court lines to the tennis courts located next to the Jefferson andContinue reading “Why Is SPR Choosing to Treat Southeast Seattle Differently From the Rest of the City?”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 9

“It is incumbent upon SPR to articulate why it is policy to preserve the interests of one recreational community over another“ RECAP Nathan King expressed to Mayor Durkan his displeasure with the way the Seattle Parks department is treating Southeast Seattle pickleball players. The Parks Department replied that even though they already have or are about to line tennisContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 9”

Tell Kirkland Parks: “More Pickleball Please”

The Kirkland Parks Department will be visiting Kirkland Parks to collect your parks and recreation stories in July and August. Look for a large blue human-sized butterfly. Tell it you would like to see more outdoor and indoor pickleball facilities in Kirkland. Here is where you can find it next: July 29 – 2 PMContinue reading “Tell Kirkland Parks: “More Pickleball Please””

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 8

Since the mayor asked, the Parks department’s Deputy Superintendent steps in Recap: A few days ago, Nathan King expressed to Mayor Durkan his displeasure with the way the Seattle Parks department is treating Southeast Seattle pickleball players.   July 15, 2021 Nathan, hello. The Mayor’s Office asked us to respond on their behalf to your July 10 email. WeContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 8”