Outdoor Pickleball Planning

Updated: July 12, 2024

Summer 2024

The 2021-2022 Outdoor Pickleball Study evaluated SPR sites for the potential to support dedicated pickleball courts. Based on established selection criteria, the following five locations were identified for further analysis: 

  • North: Bitter Lake Reservoir Lid Open Space; Warren G. Magnuson Park
  • South: Genesee Park; Georgetown Playfield; Hiawatha Playfield

SPR has worked with the consultant team to scope the technical and community engagement work necessary to design and build two facilities by the end of Seattle Park District Cycle 2. After a more detailed review of the sites along with input from an advisory committee composed of tennis and pickleball advocates, SPR determined to design a facility at Warren G. Magnuson Park and at Georgetown Playfield.

SPR is working with the design team to develop a conceptual concept design for the Magnuson Park site. Due to previous planning work at the Magnuson Park site, a park master plan will need to be amended and a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement(SEIS) developed.

Major tasks for this project include:

  • Reviewing participant parking, traffic circulation and access, noise related to pickleball play, site utilities, and drainage, etc.
  • Identifying issues about how the two sites may be constructed relative to costs.
  • Developing estimated construction costs; and selecting two sites for future development depending upon funding.
  • Ongoing community engagement through the end of 2024. 

We are working to schedule the first public open house for the Magnuson site, to be held in early August. Additional public engagement will be scheduled for both sites and updates will be posted on this page.



The 2021-2022 Outdoor Pickleball Study may be downloaded via this link.

Community Participation

Please watch this page for future engagement opportunities.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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