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Pickleball in Montgomery Parks

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What is Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports both in Montgomery County and nationally. Pickleball is a fun, fast-paced, but low-impact sport that is a combination of several classic games – badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It’s played on either a shared court with tennis (players use the existing net or bring their own net) or a dedicated court with a tennis-like net that is 34 inches high. The sport uses paddles slightly larger than ping pong, and a plastic whiffle ball. Pickleball is easy for beginners of all ages to learn and often becomes very competitive among experienced players.  Pickleball provides opportunities for active and social experiences. The sport was earlier limited to indoor recreation centers, but there has been a rising demand for outdoor play facilities.

Montgomery Parks is actively working to increase the number of pickleball courts. In April 2019, Montgomery Parks concluded a Pickleball Study. This study investigated service needs and gaps, user preference for facility location and design, and the service delivery strategies for a fast track implementation. The study was a multi-year collaborative process with participation and inputs from various stakeholders — different sport court users (Pickleball, Tennis, and other users), agencies (like Recreation Department, and Municipalities), and citizen representatives — to identify best solutions for creating more opportunities for outdoor pickleball.

Parks with Pickleball Courts

ParkDetails
Argyle Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts. User shares the net with tennis.
Bauer Drive Local Park6 dedicated pickleball courts. Courts have lights.
Buck Branch Neighborhood ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.  User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Calverton-Galway Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Cloverly Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Cannon Road Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Darnestown Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Damascus Recreational ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights
Dufief Local ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
East Norbeck Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Both tennis courts will be converted to 6 dedicated pickleball courts, like Bauer Drive Local Park. Scheduled for spring 2024.
Fairland Recreational ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Glen Hills Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Good Hope Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Hillandale Local ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.  During spring 2024, the tennis courts will be renovated.  Pickleball striping will be added to both tennis courts. 
Indian Springs Terrace Neighborhood ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Leland Neighborhood ParkTemporary pickleball striping (tape) on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Tape was installed in May 2023. Montgomery Parks will consider making the lines permanent later in 2024 as part of a new policy the Department will establish for temporary courts located closer than 300′ from existing homes.
Longwood Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Meadowood Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Lights will be upgraded during winter/spring 2024. Pickleball striping on one court will be fixed in spring 2024.
Mount Zion Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Olney Mill Neighborhood ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Owens Local ParkTemporary pickleball striping (tape) on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Tape was installed in May 2023. Courts have lights. Permanent pickleball striping will likely be installed during spring 2024.
Peachwood Neighborhood ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Piedmont Woods Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Quince Orchard Knolls Local ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Tilden Woods Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights.
Seven Locks Local Park2 dedicated pickleball courts.  Pickleball striping on tennis court.  Courts have lights.
Stewartown Local ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.  User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
South Gunner’s Branch Local ParkPickleball striping on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Sundown Road Local ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights. Lights were adjusted in June 2023 to eliminate dark areas along baselines. Lights were upgraded during winter 2024.
Wheaton Regional Park Athletic ComplexPickleball striping on 2 tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts have lights. In FY 24/25, 2 tennis courts will be converted to 6 dedicated pickleball courts.
Wheaton Indoor TennisPickleball striping on 3 tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Courts are indoors. (FEE)
White Flint Neighborhood ParkPickleball striping on both tennis courts.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.
Whittier Woods Local ParkTemporary pickleball striping (tape) on 1 tennis court.
User can bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis. Tape was installed in May 2023. Montgomery Parks will consider making the lines permanent later in 2024 as part of a new policy the Department will establish for temporary courts located closer than 300′ from existing homes.

Future Pickleball Facilities (in order by anticipated completion date)

ParkTypeDetails
Columbia Local ParkDedicatedAs part of a park refresher project scheduled to be complete during spring 2024, four dedicated pickleball courts and one shared tennis/pickleball court.  For shared court, user can bring their own net or use existing tennis net. Courts will not have lights.
East Norbeck Local ParkDedicatedDuring spring/summer 2024, both tennis courts will be converted to 6 dedicated pickleball courts, like was done at Bauer Drive Local Park in fall 2021.
Meadowbrook Local ParkSharedAs part of larger park improvements during Summer 2024, pickleball striping will be added to two tennis courts. User will be able to bring their own pickleball net or share the net with tennis.  Courts have lights. Lights will be upgraded during FY24/25.
Wheaton Regional Park – Orebaugh AreaDedicatedIn FY 24/25, 2 tennis courts will be converted to 6 dedicated pickleball courts as part of numerous improvements in this area of the park. Courts have lights.
Greenwood Local ParkDedicatedThis park is currently being studied for improvements, which will likely include 2-3 dedicated pickleball courts. Construction will likely occur in summer 2025.
Johnson’s Local ParkDedicatedThis park is currently being studied for improvements, which will likely include 2-3 dedicated pickleball courts with lights. Implementation dates TBD.

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Last Updated: February 22, 2024