Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Southlake Pickleball Complex Opens It’s Doors

After months of eager anticipation, the Southlake Pickleball Complex has officially swung open its doors, ready for its inaugural serve.

On Tuesday, February 20, city officials came together to mark a historic moment at Bicentennial Park—the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Southlake’s much-awaited Pickleball Complex! The nation’s fastest-growing sport has found its home in Southlake, and we are beyond thrilled!

The ribbon-cutting event was held with typical Southlake flair, with City Council leaders, the Southlake Parks Development Corporation, and the Park and Recreation Board assembling to unveil this exciting addition to the community. Mayor John Huffman, City Council Member and SPDC President Randy Williamson, and Park and Recreation Board Chair Magdalena Battles highlighted the significance of this achievement and expressed gratitude to the many individuals who contributed to making this project a reality.

The night concluded with the winners of the Citizen Survey contest having the privilege of being the first residents on the courts. These lucky individuals were the inaugural guests to experience the world-class facility, which boasts eight Pickleball courts, a stunning Championship Court, inviting gathering spaces, and ample shade structures. It was a fantastic event, marking the official launch of this exciting new facility.

A special thank you goes out to the dedicated group of individuals who served on the pickleball task force led by SPDC president and City Council Member Randy Williamson, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Talley, and Former Park and Recreation Board Chair Frances Scharli. This team worked for well over a year with City staff engaging with stakeholders while helping to develop an operations plan and pricing structure that prioritized resident use while also providing excellent opportunities for access by all.

The City of Southlake Pickleball staff has also put in tireless effort over the past few months, implementing best practices, crafting policies, conducting training exercises, and guiding our first guests through the state-of-the-art facility. This dedicated team is now eager to welcome the entire community to the Southlake Pickleball Complex.

The Southlake Pickleball Complex is now open! Head to our website for details on membership, operating hours, open play, court reservations, and more!

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