No new pickleball courts for now in Burlington, under consideration for next year


Published August 15, 2022 at 4:52 pm

Pickleball has become one of the fastest growing activities in Canada, but is Burlington keeping up with the demand?

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward answered that question in her weekly mailbag.

“The City of Burlington has limited open spaces in our parks system and a lot of competing priorities for different recreational facilities,” said the mayor.

“The City also takes into consideration how near these spaces would be to existing housing and neighbourhoods, due to the amount of noise the sport can create when individuals are playing.”

Meed Ward said the time and resources won’t allow extra facilities this year.

“However, council and staff are exploring this matter more in 2023. Council and staff are also looking at examples the Burlington Pickleball Assocation has offered of how other municipalities have added extra pickleball courts and are internally discussing these as potential options.”

One thing the city has done is offered a pair of free courts at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre. The courts are available until the end of August every Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, indoor pickleball courts can be booked online for a fee at Central or Mainway arenas with the City’s Book-a-Court. Nets are provided, but users will need to bring their own equipment.

For more details on booking and the facilities, visit the city website.

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