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Pioneer Columbus Recreation Center:
(2100 SE 5th St., Des Moines) offers Drop-in Pickleball,
Monday through Friday mornings, 8am to Noon.
$2.00 for any session, all ages! Now & then we may be able to pick up a
Saturday or two for play, however only if there
are other events taking place in the center.
I will keep this page updated for such
have set up an interactive "sign-up" sheet for
Starting Monday, July
3rd Pioneer will offer EVENING PLAY. Mondays
and Wednesdays from 5-8pm.
$2.00 drop-in per session, everyone. Once
started we will begin to identify those
interested in participating in League
Play. This may be divided into 2 or 3
skill levels or otherwise set up as a
"Handicap" format for all to
PLEASE NOTE: Pioneer Columbus will
be restoring their wood gym floor in
August and as they do so will be
painting permanent pickleball lines upon
the courts. Stay tuned for additional
updates so as to reduce your "Pickleball
Center is going strong with their
available pickleball play. Mon, Wed, &
Fri from 8:00 until 11:30. Stop out,
take a look, join the funn... 4400
Fuller Road in West Des Moines. Up to 6
courts! PLEASE call the Center to check
for updates or schedule changes as other
Center activities could precede the
pickleball schedule (at times). This is
a newer gym with excellent flooring,
lighting, showers and a wonderful coffee
bar area in entry/lobby. APPRECIATED
Cost is $1 per session (you are welcome
to share more as Center anticipates
growing times and days for play, using
your $'s for additional equipment). - The
Community Center is near the Valley
Football stadium (or just south of the
West Des Moines Library) and just off
George Mills I-35 interstate exit (so
just 8-15 minutes from Johnston, Clive,
or Norwalk via freeway or bypass) and
1-2 minutes for most West Des Moines
residents. NOTE: the month
of June (2017) will find play at the
center at a minimum. Be sure to check
with the staff or get on BOTH our email list
Parkview Middle School:
(105 NW Pleasant St., Ankeny) offers Pickleball
on Sundays from approx 1:00-4:00 (with
the exception of holidays). Open
to all ages, $2.00 Ankeny residents and
$3.00 for non-residents. They have three
courts in one gym, and depending on participating
can expand to a second gym with 2 to 3
additional courts!! Great lighting, floor
and space!!! During Summer months we
also pick up Thursday evening play at
(210 Warrior Ln., Waukee), YMCA members.
and guests (must pick up a guest pass at
front desk) are able to participate at
no charge. Organized play scheduled
Tues, Thurs, & Fri from Noon until 2:00
pm. Non-members drop-in fee is $15.00.
Saylor Rd., Des Moines), The City of Des
Moines has built two DEDICATED
pickleball courts for our outdoor use!
All you need is a portable net & you are
in business!! Once the weather warms for
outdoor play I will post a schedule or
additional information for the courts'
Doanes Park (Pleasant Hill):
Once the weather begins to cooperate we
will start to find some outdoor play.
This Pleasant Hill park boasts 3 double-lined courts...
and these courts are NICE!! Stay tuned
for updates, days, times, and sessions
for this fantastic location).
Also as the weather gets nicer (early Spring),
outdoor play is available most any day of
the week on the two “PICKLEBALL-LINED” tennis
courts located in Des Moines’ Witmer park (37th
Des Moines South Side
(401 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines),
YMCA members. and guests are able to
participate. Check USAPA places to play
soon for additional information &
THROUGHOUT THE METRO
you can find a
host of tennis courts that have been
"double-lined" for pickleball play.
these are listed on USAPA Places-to-Play, along
with locations across the State of Iowa,
the Midwest, the USA and beyond! As we discover
more (here at home), they will be added to the
places-to-play at the USAPA site.
JOHNSTON Middle School will
return with pickleball this Winter, evenings
(beginning October 11, 2017) until March
7th, 2018. Fee is just $2.00. All skill
levels invited... 3 courts available;
sessions from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Upcoming tourney events, Senior Games and
such, can generally be found on the USAPA site,