City of Duarte logoDid you know the number of dedicated pickleball players in the City of Duarte has almost tripled this year? Good news! The City has new pickleball courts on the way for our community to enjoy. This much-anticipated addition to the City’s recreational facilities comes as a response to the voices of community members who have expressed their love for the sport.
At the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the Duarte City Council approved the full conversion of one existing tennis court at Royal Oaks Park (2627 Royal Oaks Drive) to two permanent pickleball courts, and to paint pickleball lines on the other tennis court side to allow it to be used as a tennis court and/or pickleball courts.
In Duarte, there has been an increase in participation for its free Senior Center pickleball program at the Duarte Sports Park (1401 Central Ave). The program has grown to a three day a week, two-hour program offered at the six temporary pickleball courts, which will continue at Royal Oaks Park even with the addition of the new courts. With the approval of the Pickleball Court Conversion at Royal Oaks Park, there will be four additional pickleball courts: two permanent and two interchangeable.
The Royal Oaks Park Courts Resurfacing project is an approved Capital Improvement Project this Fiscal Year 2023/24, which means that this conversion will have no fiscal impact.
The City will provide updates on and social media platforms as information becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the Duarte Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 357-7931.