Pickleball Feasibility Study

Glenview Park District

Glenview Pickleball Feasibility Study

As the sport of pickleball grows exponentially, the Glenview Park District needs your help.  The Park District is committed to providing quality recreation and making Glenview a great place to live for all residents. This Pickleball Feasibility Study is intended to determine the extent of the need for pickleball courts in the District and identify suitable sites and features for the potential development of pickleball courts.

This feasibility study will include opportunities for community input online and at scheduled community and Board meetings. Please see the project timeline to the right and in the meetings tab to find opportunities to participate.

The feasibility study will assess several factors to identify and evaluate possible pickleball sites and determine the number and preferred design of pickleball courts including site conditions, adjacent land uses, anticipated use, and national organization recommendations.

As awareness and debate over pickleball has increased the Park District is committed to hearing from you. This Pickleball Feasiblity Study is intended to set new guidelines for court location and development that will meet player needs while respecting our neighbors.

About Pickleball in Glenview Park District

The Glenview Park District currently provides outdoor pickleball courts at seven park locations. There are six dedicated courts (used only for pickleball) at Fick Park and four dedicated courts at Gallery Park. The Park District also provides dual-lined courts which are striped for both pickleball and tennis. There are two dual-lined courts are located at Indian Ridge Park, two at Catherine W. Crowley Park, two at Flick Park, two at Richardson Park, and three at Rugen Park. The Park District also provides temporary indoor courts in gym spaces during select days and time. Learn more on pickleball.

In 2019, the Park District initiated a detailed assessment of all Park District owned and operated sports fields and courts. The aim of this assessment was to better understand how different user groups utilize these spaces and identify and plan for future needs. The Field and Court Assessment process included inventories of the existing court and fields conditions, interviews with the affiliate user groups of each field and court type, a survey of pickleball players who use Glenview Park District courts, and recommendations for several sites to be developed to meet field and court needs. The full report can be viewed here.

Following the Assessment recommendations, the Park District began planning new dedicated pickleball courts at Flick Park in 2022. As the Flick Park Development Plan advanced, Glenview residents expressed their concerns about providing new courts so close to the adjacent residences. As a result of these concerns, the Flick Park Development Plan has been paused. This Pickleball Feasibility Study aims to understand the community’s needs and evaluate the best potential locations for pickleball expansion.

The Park District has previously assessed the addition of pickleball courts and management of existing pickleball facilities through the following initiatives: