NEWS & EVENTS -
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be sure to check with respective venue staff as
covid-19 restriction may have play postponed or
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
Pioneer continues to
offer EVENING PLAY. with Tuesdays
already in session
and Starting May 23rd,Thursdays... both
nights from 6-8pm.
$2.00 drop-in per session, everyone.
This schedule is expected to continue
through to September 30th. Watch for updates.
PLEASE NOTE: Great Venue, permanent
pickleball lines painted upon the courts. Be
sure to thank Des Moines Park and Rec.
for the restoration and their continued
support for pickleball in the metro.
Center is going strong with their
available pickleball play. Mon, Wed, &
Fri from 8:00 until 12:00. 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 great facility 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: there may
be times (at times, weeks at a time)
where one may find play at the
center at a minimum. Be sure to check
with the staff or get on BOTH our email
list, and theirs,
METRO'S NEWEST PERMANENT COURT
(522 NE Westgate Drive, Waukee,
is now open and available for outdoor
play. 4 beautifully finished permanent
courts on the West side of the metro.
Wildwood Dr, Clive, IA 50325)
is available for outdoor play. 4
permanent courts courtesy of Clive, IA
and Dallas County funding.
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(6625 Coachlight Dr., West Des Moines)
Iowa's "Destination Spot" for pickleball!
Stop out and enjoy a variety of games,
great food, fantastic atmosphere and
indeed some competitive yet fun
pickleball. While you are there be sure
to take a look at "the world's largest
pickleball paddle...," absolutely
Hours are 8am to 11pm Monday-Thursday,
8am-Midnight Friday & Saturday, 8am to
10pm on Sundays. Call of check their
website for OPEN play pricing and
availability. Smash Park "guarantees" to ALWAYS
have at least one court designated for
open play throughout the day (except for
tournaments and special occasions).
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NW Prairie Ridge Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023) offers Pickleball
on Sundays from approx 4:00-7:00 (with
the exception of holidays). Open
to all ages, $2.00 Ankeny residents and
$3.00 for non-residents. They have six
courts between the two gyms. Great lighting,
sport-court floor/surface. During Summer months we
may pick up Thursday evening play at
(2063 NW Hickory Lane, Ankeny) offers
Pickleball. During specified reserved
(Pickleball Only) days there is a
drop-in fee, $2.00 Ankeny residents and
$3.00 for non-residents; There is
a Summer League that takes place on
Tuesday & Thursday evenings beginning at
6pm, otherwise Open play, obviously at
no charge, available
to all ages and all skills. They have
courts upon newly renovated
tennis court area. Please note that you
may need to bring a portable net for
play (on days where play is not league
or not drop-in). These courts are set up
on each side of the renovated tennis
courts(s). Great Location, Great outdoor
play for the metro.
(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 two DEDICATED
pickleball court areas 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 &
JOHNSTON Senior Center (Crown
Point, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway)
has 2 tennis courts double-lined for
pickleball, reserved Tuesday & Thursday
mornings from 9am to noon (as weather
permits). 3rd Wednesday of each month is
"Senior Fun Night," from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
JOHNSTON Middle School will
return with pickleball this Winter, evenings
(beginning October 9, 2019) until March
18th, 2020. Fee is just $2.00. All skill
levels invited... 3 courts available;
sessions from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
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.
Several of these are listed below:
• Altoona's Village Park
(2 courts with court "hooks" to tie down
• Campbell Recreation courts in Clive
• Tower Park (On Hickman Rd. in Des
• Jaycee Park (On in West Des Moines)
• Valley View Park (SE 88th in West Des
Moines). 2 brand new tennis
courts about to be completed, double lined for pickleball and...
Upcoming tourney events, Senior Games and
such, can generally be found on the USAPA site,