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Rain out information: 303-441-3410

Our tennis program provides a positive environment for learning, playing and having fun. Whether you seek skill development, improvement or competitive training, you'll find it in our tennis programs!

Tennis classes and programs: Gonzo Tennis

Recreation Center Tennis Courts

Fee: $7/court for 1.5 hours

Center Address Courts Phone
East Center 5660 Sioux Drive 5 303-441-4400
North Center 3170 Broadway 4 (lights) 303-413-7260
South Center 1360 Gillaspie 4 303-441-3448

Additional Tennis Courts

Fee: $9/hour

Location Address Courts
Arapahoe Ridge Park 1220 Eisenhower Dr. 2
Baseline M.S. 700 20th St. 2
Columbine Park 2200 Glenwood 2
Manhattan M.S. 290 Manhattan 4
Centennial M.S. 2401 Norwood 8
Chautauqua Park 900 Baseline Rd. 1
Fairview H.S. 1515 Greenbriar Blvd. 8
Tom Watson Park 6300 IBM Dr. 4 (lights)
Knollwood Park CLOSED due to flood damage 280 Spruce St. 2
Martin Park 3600 Dartmouth Ave. 2
Palo Park N. 3000 Redwood Pl. 2
Platt M.S. 6096 Baseline 2
Williams Village 30th St. & Baseline 2

East Boulder Community Park and North Recreation Center Tennis Court Lights

  1. Tennis courts need to be reserved in order to use lights and can be reserved up to two days in advance beginning at 8 a.m.
  2. Reservation fees are $7/1.5 hours or players may use punchcard or annual pass.
  3. 1 token = 30 minutes of lighting. 1 token = $1.00.
  4. If your court reservation is when the center is closed, please make arrangements to pick up tokens during center hours on day of reservation.
  5. Once the lights shut off from previous users, they will take 30 minutes to cool down before they can be turned back on. Any tokens used during that time will not be returned. There is a two minute warning before lights shut off.

Knollwood Tennis Court Renovation Open House - June 12, 2014

Meeting Review

Boulder Parks and Recreation staff facilitated a public open house to review the flood impacts of the Knollwood Tennis Courts and potential options for flood recovery and reconstruction of the courts.  As a result of the flood the courts were so heavily impacted, they will have to be completely rebuilt.  At the open house, staff presented comprehensive information about the tennis courts in terms of their history, tennis facility needs within Boulder, goals for flood recovery and the potential design option for the courts. The presentation boards are available in the menu on the right.  Staff provided an option that replaces one court based on the following reasons:

Flood Mitigation

The city will address the lessons learned from the recent flooding and use the “build back better” concept by taking the opportunity to reconstruct a site that functions appropriately with the flood risk and minimizes future damages and repairs, should another flood event occur.

By removing the second court, the park has more pervious area and capacity to mitigate flood events.  If flood waters inundate the site, the water will be detained temporarily and percolate into the soil.  Also, the remaining court is less likely to be inundated with sediment and debris.  This mitigation would also assist in mitigating flooding downstream should another event occur.

ADA Compliance

Knollwood Tennis Courts lack an accessible route and several other sitings in relation to an accessible route for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)*. Removing the second court would allow more flexibility in the design of sidewalks and access to the courts to achieve compliance with federal standards for accessibility.

Multi–Use Park Space

This site is similar in size to many of the small neighborhood parks in Boulder and could benefit from a flexible passive recreation area such as a small grassy field with a bench or picnic table. This would allow greater flood mitigation and accommodate more neighborhood use such as dog walking, picnicking and informal recreation activities.

By implementing flood mitigation measures, the site could accommodate passive recreation uses by the neighborhood.  Staff proposed the addition of park amenities such as tables, benches and trash receptacles.  The plan also provided an open turf area as well as tree plantings to provide shade and a pleasant user experience.

Tennis Courts

Staff has received numerous requests to replace the courts and neighbors have indicated the amount of use the courts receive.  With the proposed plan, one court will still remain and allow the tennis use at the site.  Staff may also consider additional amenities to satisfy the active recreation need such as a tennis backboard practice wall for single use.

* The Department of Justice’s revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) were published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, "2010 Standards." On March 15, 2012, compliance with the 2010 Standards was required for new construction and alterations under Titles II and III. March 15, 2012, is also the compliance date for using the 2010 Standards for program accessibility and barrier removal.

Meeting Outcomes

The outcome of the meeting was a general consensus that the city should prioritize the site recovery by ensuring flood mitigation and safety from future events is the top priority.  Secondly, the community agreed that they would prefer two courts due to the need and historical use of the courts as well as concerns that more open park space in the area would attract homelessness and less desirable activities.

Currently, the city is working closely with engineering consultants to design two new courts to ensure appropriate flood conveyance and mitigation in the event of future flood.  A revised plan will be provided to the community that illustrates two courts, an ADA accessible route and opportunities for flood mitigation.

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