Now open: more pickleball courts in Vaughan
Pickleball players: grab your racquets – it’s time to play! Given the growing popularity of the sport, the City of Vaughan has retrofitted additional tennis courts throughout the community for pickleball play.
Here are the new locations:
- Chatfield District Park (100 Lawford Rd.)
- Dufferin District Park (1441 Clark Ave.)
- Giovanni Caboto Park (75 Matthew Dr.)
- Maple Community District Park (101 McNaughton Rd.)
- North Thornhill District Park (300 Pleasant Ridge Ave.)
- Promenade Green Park (25 Carl Tennen St.)
- Rose Mandarino Park (80 Greenpark Blvd.)
- Rosedale North Park (350 Atkinson Ave.)
- Sonoma Heights Community Park (100 Sunset Ridge)
- Torii Park (50 Torii St.)
- Wade Gate Park (151 Wade Gate)
- Woodbridge Highlands Park (51 Thompson Creek Blvd.)
- York Hill District Park (330 York Hill Blvd.)
In May 2023, the City began the process of retrofitting additional tennis courts city-wide, bringing the total number of pickleball courts in Vaughan to 30. All outdoor courts operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
These new courts come following the completion of the City’s Pickleball Study, which assessed demand and feasibility for the sport, as recommended in Vaughan’s 2018 Active Together Master Plan. The study was completed in 2022 with public feedback collected – and the verdict: pickleball is here to stay! Based on the findings, the City has been offering new outdoor shared-use pickleball courts and developing dedicated pickleball courts. Learn more in the Pickleball Project Update May 2023 staff report or at vaughan.ca/pickleball.
Here are some frequently asked questions about pickleball:
Pickleball is a popular, emerging sport in Canada that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played with a paddle and a wiffleball (a plastic ball with holes) on a badminton-sized court with a net. It can also be played on a tennis court modified with additional painted lines. The sport can be played with doubles or singles and enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. Visit Pickleball Canada’s website to learn more about the sport.
Are more pickleball courts coming?
Yes! Eight new dedicated outdoor pickleball courts are coming to LeParc Park and Carrville Community Centre. Plus, an additional two shared-use courts will be operating in Glen Shields Park by the end of 2024. These will bring the total number of pickleball courts in Vaughan to 40.
Does Vaughan offer indoor pickleball play?
Indoor pickleball play is offered in Vaughan! Recreational drop-in indoor pickleball programs operate at select Vaughan community centres on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sessions are open to residents of all skill levels and can run up to two-hours long. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required and available seven days in advance of each session at vaughan.perfectmind.com. To view upcoming schedules and register to play at participating locations, visit vaughan.ca/sports.
Registered indoor learn to play pickleball programs are also offered at Vaughan’s community centres on a seasonal basis. View the Recreation eGuide at vaughan.ca/recreation for more pickleball programming.