Pickleball Programs & Court Times
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department has two Pickleball Courts which are located at Donner Park on Sycamore and 17th Street. Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
Columbus Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Columbus are very fortunate to have a great partnership with the Columbus Pickleball Club who has helped us to grow the sport of Pickleball in our community. Most of the action you see at the courts is a result of the camaraderie and efforts of the club! They assist our department by hosting clinics, organizing play times, hosting tournaments and a variety of other Pickleball related events. If you are interested in learning more about the club or Pickleball in general, we recommend you visit their Facebook page or email the club for additional information.
Interested in learning some fundamentals of the game of Pickleball? Be sure to check out our instructional tutorial links on our Pickleball Instruction page to fast track your Pickleball knowledge!
For additional information, you may also email the Columbus Parks & Recreation Department. See you at the courts!
Donner Park Pickleball Courts
There are 2 Pickleball Courts located at Donner Park (intersection of Sycamore and 17th Streets). These courts are open during regular park hours (dawn to dusk, year round depending on weather). We have established open play, mixed play, and men’s and ladies play times.
|8am - 1pm (R)||8am- 1pm (C)||8am - 1pm (R)||8am (C)||8am - 1pm (R)||7 - 11am - (C)||12-4 pm (C)
|4pm | Ladies||10am (I)||10am (I)||4pm (C)||11-3pm (R)||4pm (R)
|4pm | Mens**||4pm (R)||4pm (C)||4pm (R)||
|(12-1:30pm no play if Beg. Clinic)||(12-1:30pm no play if Beg. Clinic)||(12-1:30pm no play if Beg. Clinic)||(12-1:30pm or 5:30-7pm no play if Beg. Clinic)||
|*R = Recreational||*C = Competitive||*I = Intermediate ||
|**Held at Richards Elementary Courts||
Discover Columbus Pickleball Tournament
Join us for our fourth annual Discover Columbus Pickleball Tournament co-hosted by the Columbus Pickleball Club and the Columbus Parks & Recreation Department! This non-sanctioned, outdoor tournament is a fundraiser to help grow the sport of Pickleball in Columbus with proceeds going towards the expansion of Pickleball courts at Donner Park. For additional information, please visit the tournament’s website!
Pickleball Clinic (Flyer PDF)
(Individual registration, ages 18 +)
Come learn and play the fastest growing sport in the US, Pickleball! It is a great game for all generations and can be played at all levels. The 3 day clinic will introduce the fundamentals of the game. You will be able to play game each session with coaching on each court. Equipment will be provided. Please wear court shoes, bring water, sunscreen and comfortable clothing!
Donner Park Pickleball Court | $45/Session
Registration Dates: The Friday before the first day of class, 5pm.
520600-1A | May 6, 13, 20 (Thurs) | 5:30pm – 7pm | Rain make-up May 27
520600-1B | May 17-19 (Mon – Wed) | 12pm – 1:30pm | Rain make-up May 20
530600-1A | June 3, 10, 17 (Thurs) | 5:30pm – 7pm | Rain make-up June 24
540600-1A | Aug 26, Sept 2 & 9 (Thurs) | 5:30pm – 7pm | Rain make-up Sept 23
540600-1B | Sept 20 – 22 (Mon – Wed) | 12pm – 1:30pm | Rain make-up Sept 23