Outdoor Places To Play (Updated November 3, 2020)
Village Park 1649 Fourth Street NW, Altoona, Scheduled Monday, 5:00 PM. Open daily dawn to dusk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Altoona Park & Rec 515-957-8000. See Altoona Pickleball League on Facebook.
Haines Park 3rd Ave SE & 6th Street Place SE, Altoona, Scheduled Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 AM; Sunday 3pm. Open daily dawn to dusk. Contact email@example.com or Altoona Park & Rec 515-957-8000. See Altoona Pickleball League on Facebook.
Greentree Park, 2063 NW Hickory Lane, Ankeny Contact: Jose Blanco Phone: 563-349-9279 Scheduled: Summer - Sun 1-4pm, Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm, Thursdays 6-8pm, Saturdays 8am-11am. Open daily dawn to dusk...bring a net. Sunday fee: $3.person ($2/Ankeny Residents), Two tennis courts lined with 4 pickleball courts using portable pickleball nets. No lighting. PortaPotty, water fountain, playground, and shelter w/grille nearby.
Tues/Thursdays are for league play with open courts after leagues are done. Sundays are only days charges apply.
See Ankeny Pickleball on Facebook.
Campbell Recreation Area, 1885 N.W. 123rd St, Clive Contact: City of Clive, 515-223-6220. Schedule: open daily from 8am to 8pm. 3 tennis courts, 1 lined for Pickleball.
Wildwood Park, 15166 Wildwood Drive, Clive Contact: City of Clive Phone: 515-223-6220 Schedule: Daily 8am-sundown; No fee. Comment: 4 dedicated Pickleball courts. Open daily from 8am-sundown. No lighting. Bathrooms, sand volleyball, and playground nearby.
Jordan Park, 600 S.E. Wall Ave, Des Moines Contact: Des Moines Park & Rec, 515-237-1386. 1 dedicated court. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Tower Park, 4900 Hickman Road, Des Moines Contact: Des Moines Park & Rec, 515-237-1386. Schedule: 2 Tennis courts lined for Pickleball. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Witmer Park, 1610 34th St., Des Moines Contact: Des Moines Park & Rec, 515-237-1386. Comment: Two existing tennis courts lined for multi-use (resurfaced Summer 2012)... for Pickleball. Best parking is on 37th street, on the west edge of Witmer park. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston Contact: John Schmitz Phone: 515-727-8091 Schedule: - open -Comment: 2 tennis courts lined for pickleball!! Reserved for outdoor play Tues & Thurs mornings from 9-Noon, as weather permits! 3rd Wednesday of each month is "Senior Fun Night"... from 6:30-9:30 pm. Otherwise open daily subject to prior use by tennis players.
Doanes Park 4900 Doanes Park Road; Pleasant Hill Contact: Ryan Merritt Phone: 515-309-9453 Scheduled play: Summer: Sundays 4-6pm; but available daily dawn to dusk. Fee: Free Comment: 3 tennis courts lined for pickleball using tennis nets. Use bungie cords to lower the tennis net for pickleball.
South Karen Acres Park 77th Street and Roseland Ave., Urbandale. 2 lighted outdoor tennis courts lined for pickleball. Contact: Urbandale Parks and Recreation, 515-278-3963
Lions Park 72nd Street and Aurora Avenue, Urbandale. 2 lighted outdoor tennis courts lined for pickleball. Contact: Urbandale Park & Rec, 515-278-3963.
Walker-Johnston 9000 Douglas Ave., Urbandale. Contact: Urbandale Parks and Rec, 4 Tennis courts lined for pickleball; lighted; benches NOTE: An additional 4 dedicated courts just opened immediately off Douglas. Very nice facility!
Jaycee Park 5608 Center St., West Des Moines Contact: West Des Moines P&R Phone: 515-222-3444 Schedule: Open Park Hours, dawn to dusk Fee: Free. Comment: Lines for pickleball court added to tennis court.
Valley View Park, 88th & Abram Drive, West Des Moines Contact: WDM Parks & Rec, 515-222-3444 Open; 2 Tennis courts lined for pickleball with anchors; lighted
Bird land Sports Complex, 300 Holcomb, Des Moines, 5 lined courts on tennis courts, newly surfaced. Contact: Des Moines Park & Rec 515-237-1386. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Grimes Comm Complex, SE 6th and James St, Grimes. 2 outdoor courts lined on tennis courts. Lights. Contact: 515-986-2143
Newton YMCA, 1701 S 8th Ave E, Newton. 2 outdoor courts, 2 indoor courts. Tu/Th 8:00 AM-10:30 AM; Fri 5:30 AM-7:00 AM. Free to members, $10 non members, Seniors $6; Th is $1 day for Seniors. Contact: Lucas Hughes, 641-792-4006
Woodland Park, West Des Moines. 1 court lined on a tennis court. Contact: Marco Alvarez @WDM Park & Rec 515-222-3448. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Waukee Fox Park, 522 NE Westgate Rd, Waukee, 4 outdoor dedicated courts located north of the new cinema. Courts open for play daily at 7:30 AM until dusk. Contact: Josh Vandekamp, 515-978-0007.
Indianola near the YMCA, 306 E Scenic Valley, Ave, 3 outdoor courts, open play 7 days a week, dawn to dusk. No fee.
McCollum Waveland Tennis Complex, Twelve (12) outdoor courts lined on tennis courts, Free, dawn to dusk, 936 Polk Blvd, Des Moines, Contact Des Moines Park & Rec, 515–237-1386, restrooms, water fountain, bleachers/benches.
Inis Grove Park, 2500 Duff Ave, Ames. Contact Nick Zika 515-239-5350. 4 lined courts on tennis courts. Lighted, Free. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Brookside Park, 1325 6th Street, Ames, 4 Courts on tennis courts, contact Nick Zika 515-239-5350. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Wilson Park, 298 9th Street, West Des Moines, 1 lined tennis court, contact Marco Alvarez at WDM Park & Rec, 515-222-3452. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Maple Grove Park, 9350 Chalk Street, West Des Moines, 1 lined tennis court, contact Marco Alvarez at WDM Park & Rec, 515-222-3452. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Peony Park, 1100 63rd Street, West Des Moines, 1 lined tennis court, contact Marco Alvarez at WDM Park & Rec, 515-222-3452. Open daily dawn to dusk.
Memorial Park, 2001 Boone Street, Boone, IA. M/W/F starting at 8:00 AM, 2 courts lined on 2 tennis courts.
Pella, IA, Caldwell Park, 124 University, 6 dedicated courts, very nice facility, Sunday 2-4:00 PM and other days/times
Pella, IA, Kiwanis Park, 609 Maple Street, 4 dedicated courts (2 others but badly needing repair), Sunday 2-4:00 PM and other days/times