We would like to
bring to your attention the fact that Southeast Seattle (South of Capitol Hill,
East of I-5) pickleball players are being neglected by Seattle Parks and
Even though there
is a demonstrably large community of pickleball players affiliated with the
Jefferson Community Center on Beacon Hill and the Rainier Community Center in
Columbia City, there are no official public outdoor pickleball courts in
Over 200 Seattle
residents have now signed an online petition asking you to:
Reserve the outdoor
courts at Jefferson Park and Rainier Park for Pickleball players 3 times a
week starting immediately.
Paint Pickleball courts
lines on all the outdoor tennis courts at Jefferson Park and Rainier Park
as soon as the weather permits.
Address the inequalities
between the usage of tennis courts and pickleball courts now.
The Seattle Metro
Pickleball Association has endorsed this petition as well.
We are attaching
the entire text of the petition, as well as the list of signatures and
comments. You can find the petition online also at
We ask to meet with
you at your earliest convenience so we can learn what Seattle Parks and
Recreation is willing to do to rectify the current situation and address any
concern you might have regarding our requests. We look forward to hearing
Miguel de Campos
Pickleball Player Representatives
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