“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 and Rainier Community Centers would constitute a “change of use to parks or park facilities” which would require an opaque and cumbersome review process.

On August 1, Seattle Metro Pickleball Association President Frank Chiappone sent the Association’s reply. Read it here.

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