“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”

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”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 6

A Slap In the Face JUN 17, 2021 —  Here is Seattle Parks’ most recent answer to our requests. Not surprisingly, this most recent reply still does not directly address any of our requests. Instead, it calls them suggestions.  And it proposes that some Park employee without the power to make any significant decision canContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 6”

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

Did you know that (as of Spring 2021) there are no official public outdoor pickleball court lines anywhere in Southeast Seattle. None in Beacon Hill, Brighton, Columbia City, Dunlap, Genesee, Hillman City, Lakeridge, Lakewood, Seward Park, Mount Baker, New Holly, North Beacon Hill (both 2 & 3), Othello, Rainier Beach, Rainier Valley, Rainier View, RainierContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga””

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 4

We are pleased to offer you the least desirable courts     From: Dunlap, Laurie < Laurie.Dunlap@seattle.gov > On Behalf Of PKS_Info Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2021 2:24 PM Subject: RE: Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now   June 3, 2021   Miguel and other Southeast pickleball players, hello.    In May, Senior PlannerContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 4″

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 1

The Petition To: Jesús Aguirre, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Cc: Courtney Brown, Justin Cutler, Matt Look, Tim Pretare Seattle, May 8, 2021 Dear Mr. Aguirre, We would like to bring to your attention that Southeast Seattle (South of Capitol Hill, East of I-5) pickleball players are being neglected by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR). WhileContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 1″

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 2

Dear Superintendent     Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:02 PM To: Aguirre, Jesús < Jesus.Aguirre@seattle.gov > Cc: Brown, Courtney A < Courtney.Brown@seattle.gov >; Justin.Cutler@seattle.gov ; Look, Matthew < Matthew.Look@seattle.gov >; tim.pretare@seattle.gov ; Subject: Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now   Dear Superintendent Aguirre,   We would like to bring to your attention theContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 2″