Project Overview

Boulder Parks and Recreation (BPR) is working on a Court System Plan that will analyze and evaluate the city’s tennis and pickleball courts.

This includes the number of courts, use type for each court (shared or dedicated), capital investment, management, and programming. The plan will provide a balanced approach and identify priorities for the next ten years.

The three primary outcomes of the Plan will be:

  • Develop short-term actions about how the department manages and invests in BPR’s current courts

  • Inform long-range investment opportunities in BPR’s court system

  • Define if and how BPR may play a role in a potential indoor/outdoor facility

See more information below and on the Racket Sports FAQ page.

City of Boulder and BPR’s Values

Building off the City of Boulder’s values and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, this project will integrate the citywide vision, values, and goals to set the bar high for design excellence, climate consciousness, resilience, and diversity inclusion. Below are links to the BPR and citywide goals that guide this project and all city development.


Timeline of Court System project plan

Current BPR Courts

BPR manages 28 courts for tennis and pickleball use. Court details and locations are included in the following table and map.

Table of current pickleball and tennis courts.

View large image of Current BPR Courts 2023 in a separate window.

BPR Racket Court Inventory 2023

Upcoming Maintenance and Investments

In August and September 2023, the following courts are scheduled to be resurfaced and/or repaired. (Updated September 28)

  • Tom Watson resurface: Complete
  • North Palo resurface: Complete
  • Chautauqua repair: Complete
  • North Boulder Rec repair: to be completed September 30 - October 1
  • South Boulder Recreation Center (North-most courts) repainting pickleball lines in corrected color: to be completed September 29 - October 1

From 2022-2024 BPR will invest over $1M in court renovations and construction. The chart and map below details where and how this money will be spent to improve the court system for all users.

BPR Capital Improvement Plan - Courts

Project Updates

Please join us for a kick-off meeting where we will share background information about the process and hear feedback on our pickleball and tennis court system.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • At the OSMP Hub Community Room: 2520 55th St., Boulder, CO 80301
  • Doors open at 5:45 p.m., Light snacks provided

Can't make it to the public meeting but still want to share feedback?

A public questionnaire will be available online October 4 - October 18. A link will be emailed to the project list - sign up below on this webpage.

Staff is currently in contracting with the selected firm. An announcement will be made once the firm is officially under contract.

Notes from the monthly meeting between staff and stakeholders will now be posted online to provide the public more information. View the full notes from August's stakeholder meeting.

Proposals from consultants hoping to work on this project are due Monday, July 24.* Staff will then review proposals and select a consultant to work with on the Court System Plan.

Part of the project will include community engagement. Stay tuned for opportunities to provide feedback on your court experiences.

*Update: Deadline for proposals has been extended to August 14.

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