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”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 7

Greetings Mayor Durkan From: Nathan KingSent: July 10, 2021To: Mayor Durkan, Tammy Morales, Superintendent Jesus Aguirre and Oliver BazinetSubject: Recreational Equity SE Seattle Greetings Mayor Durkan, I’m writing to express my deep disappointment in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department led by Superintendent Aguirre and to make you aware of the department’s failure to provide equitable access to parkContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 7”

ASK FOR MORE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL IN EDMONDS

Fill in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/87WJ69W Participate in the Thursday July 22 community meeting. During this meeting, thank the city for continuously improving the current outdoor courts, and for accommodating larger and larger numbers of players indoor. Then ask for more of the same: more indoor and outdoor pickleball. Add whatever else you would like toContinue reading “ASK FOR MORE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL IN EDMONDS”

Action Alert: Find Kirkland’s Blue Human-sized Butterfly and Tell it Kirkland Needs More Indoor and Outdoor Pickleball Facilities

What you already did In June, we asked you to participate in a public forum about Kirkland’s Parks Department upcoming Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (PROS) plan update. The results are in and you did an amazing job. Check out the results here: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/files/sharedassets/public/parks-amp-comm-services/park-planning/pdfs/pros-plan-1st-public-forum-presentation.pdf Some of you also participated in focus groups. We haven’t heardContinue reading “Action Alert: Find Kirkland’s Blue Human-sized Butterfly and Tell it Kirkland Needs More Indoor and Outdoor Pickleball Facilities”

Who Knew Seattle Parks Had (Pickleball) Standards? Not You! Not Us!

In the last few weeks, many of you reached out to Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) asking them to create 8 or 10 pickleball courts instead of 6 at Green Lake, and also asking them to paint pickleball court lines in a color that we can actually see.  If you are lucky, you might evenContinue reading “Who Knew Seattle Parks Had (Pickleball) Standards? Not You! Not Us!”

Lowman Beach Park Pickleball Court Update: Can you spare $447,217.20

After two years of work by the Seattle Sports Complex Foundation to maintain a tennis court in West Seattle’s Lowman Beach Park, and after three virtual Open Houses where you voted for including pickleball court lines on that tennis court, Seattle Parks and Recreation approved two options: Doing nothing (meaning no tennis or pickleball courts),Continue reading “Lowman Beach Park Pickleball Court Update: Can you spare $447,217.20”

Advise the Lake Forest Park City Council and Mayor on Parks and Recreation Issues

If you reside in Lake Forest Park and want to help promote the development of pickleball within the city, here is your chance. The City seeks applicants for its Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, which is responsible for advising the City Council and Mayor on parks and recreation issues, including park master planning, recreation programContinue reading “Advise the Lake Forest Park City Council and Mayor on Parks and Recreation Issues”

Action Alert: Sammamish Pickleball Players – Register Now to Talk the Director of Parks on June 30th

Anjali Myer, Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities for the City of Sammamish, will join Sammamish Seniors for a Coffee talk on Wednesday June 30th at 11am. Myer has been with the City since 2008. You are invited to bring your questions. Here is your chance to thank the Parks department for supporting pickleball andContinue reading “Action Alert: Sammamish Pickleball Players – Register Now to Talk the Director of Parks on June 30th”