Sat January 1, 2022
Downers Grove Park District understands the desire and need for more pickleball in the community and we are working to develop both short-term and long-term solutions.
- Doerhoefer Park courts will be resurfaced this coming spring and will feature 2 permanent outdoor pickleball courts.
- The McCollum Park improvement project will begin this coming summer/fall to be completed by the spring of 2023. The project will include renovated tennis courts with LED lighting, and will feature 8 permanent pickleball courts and 16 additional flexible courts, which can be used for tennis or pickleball (proposed design pictured below).
- Master planning for Walnut Park is underway. Over the last few months, community feedback has indicated a high desire for indoor pickleball courts. The District is exploring flexible indoor court space, which would be available inside an athletic dome. The master plan is still a work in progress and we continue to ask for community feedback. Learn more about the project and provide feedback at www.dgparks.org/walnut-park-master-plan.
Thank you for your patience as the Park District works to develop more options for residents. The popularity and interest in pickleball is very exciting and we are eager to offer more pickleball opportunities soon!