Reserve a court or learn to play

Pickleball is available indoors at recreation centers and outdoor on tennis courts with pickleball lines. We also offer seasonal adult league play (coming soon!)

Pickleball in Boulder

Boulder's Parks and Recreation Department is excited to foster this fast-growing sport as best we can while maintaining our facilities.

All our work is guided by the 2022 Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which provides guidance for how we handle new pickleball courts, court maintenance, and programming.

More information: Racket Sports FAQs

Updates on recent pickleball court-related projects are below.

Court Updates

North Boulder Recreation Center

In September 2022, we resurfaced the court and painted new lines for 4 tennis courts, lines for tennis players 10 years old and younger, and lines for 8 pickleball courts.

Chautauqua Park

Repairs to the courts were completed in September 2022.

Foothills Community Park

After engaging with our community about the usage of the large, inline skate rink and potentially adding pickleball courts, the city has decided to add lines to the bigger rink for 4 pickleball courts. The lines were painted in September 2022.

When playing on these new courts, please bring your own pickleball nets as they will not be available on-site.

Our schedule for now : courts available for reservation and use from 7 a.m. to noon, seven days a week. The rink would then be available for other sports from noon to close.

East Boulder Community Center

We're finalizing project plans for the construction of 4 dedicated pickleball courts.

South Boulder Recreation Center

The SBRC gym floor has been replaced and is now open. Indoor drop-in times are now available, see below.

Indoor Pickleball drop-in options

North Boulder Recreation Center

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:30-10:30 a.m.

South Boulder Recreation Center

  • Tuesday, Thursday - 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday - 9-11 a.m.

East Boulder Recreation Center

  • Monday - 6-8 p.m.
  • Sunday - 2-4 p.m.

Indoor drop-in pickleball is included with your daily entry fee or pass. Entry fees and pass options

Outdoor Pickleball

Play is on tennis courts with pickleball lines.

COURTS NETS LOCATION DROP-IN TIMES COURT RESERVATIONS
8 Rolling North Boulder Recreation Center

Courts 1-8:

Tuesdays

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Courts 1-4:

Thursdays

8:30 - 10:30

Yes
2 Rolling East Boulder Community Center No Yes
8 Rolling South Boulder Recreation Center

Courts 1-4:

Monday - Friday

8-11 a.m.

Courts 5-8:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:30-11 a.m.

Yes
2 Set up
+ take down
Chautauqua Park No Yes
4 Bring Your Own Foothills Community Park No - reservation only. Open 7 a.m. to noon , 7 days a week Yes

Outdoor Court Layout and Information

Two platform tennis courts with pickleball lines are available for overflow at NBRC.

Pickleball nets should be rolled off tennis courts after completion of play and when not in use.

Outdoor Court Reservations

  • Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • All court rentals are final and refunds will not be honored due to adverse weather conditions
  • Only one court reservation per person per day for a maximum time of 1.5 hours each time.
  • Reservations must be made at least one hour in advance.

Fees

  • Recreation center courts: $7.50 for 1.5 hours. (No fee if you have an annual, monthly, SilverSneakers, Renew Active or Silver & Fit pass)
  • Other city courts: $6 per hour.

Pickleball Classes and Leagues

Pickleball Instruction

Are you new to pickleball? Maybe you are an experienced player wanting to improve your skills? No matter your level of experience join us for pickleball classes!

  • Beginner classes: (Ages 16+) If you've never played pickleball before, this is designed for you! Taught by experienced instructors, you will learn the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, coordination, beginner court time, and more!
  • Intermediate classes: (Age 16+) Continue to develop your game and learn some skills and drills from experienced instructors. This class is focused on improving your techniques and learning about new shots. You’ll be surprised how quickly you improve and how much fun you’ll have while doing it!

Pickleball Leagues

We are not currently running pickleball leagues. We will post updates here when leagues are available.

General league information

  • 2 play at once, any gender combination. 3 person roster max
  • Teams will play 2 matches per night, 30-minute drop times
  • Games played at the SBRC or EBCC.
  • Leagues run for 6 weeks, ending with a single elimination tournament.
  • League dates: Winter - approximately January- February; Fall - approximately September-October