Pickleball Programs & Court Times

Columbus Parks & Recreation Department has 6 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. Check out this informational video about CPC. 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 the instructional tutorial link: https://www.pickleheads.com/learn-to-play-pickleball to fast track your Pickleball knowledge! Also here is a promotional video about pickleball in Columbus.

For additional information, you may also email the Columbus Parks & Recreation Department. See you at the courts!

Donner Park Pickleball Courts
There are 6 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). Courtesy, respect, and good sportsmanship are an expectation of all players at all times. 

Skill Level Reference Guide (PDF)

Court Rules

  • Courts are free and open to the public
  • Courts are first-come, first-served
  • Courts are open from dawn until dusk
  • During peak times (8am-12pm & 5-10pm), play is limited to 2 games or 30 minutes, whichever is shortest
  • Games are played to 11, win by 2
  • Use the NEXTuP paddle racks on each set of courts to determine who plays next by moving the sliding clip from L to R.
  • Rotate 4 players off & next 4 paddles in
  • Doubles takes precedence over singles
  • If courts are not full, a foursome can stay on the court, or winners stay and split, losers rotate off

Discover Columbus Pickleball Tournament
Join us for our fifth 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!