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”

“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″

Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 3

Hello!       Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2021 10:55 AM To: PKS_Info < PKS_Info@seattle.gov > Subject: FW: Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now   Hello Seattle Parks,   We sent the email below to the Superintendent two weeks ago.  Would you be able to confirm that the Superintendent received it?  If you couldContinue reading “Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 3″

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 5

We ask that you reconsider the three requests in our petition and address them one by one Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:30 PM To: Aguirre, Jesús Cc: Bazinet, Oliver; Look, Matthew ; PKS_Info; Brown, Courtney A; Justin Cutler; Tim Pretare; Laurie Dunlap; Jenny Durkan; Tammy Morales Subject: RE: Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball CourtsContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 5″