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File #: 22-3907    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/23/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PICKLEBALL FEASIBILITY STUDY RECEIVE AND FILE THE STUDY AND THE INPUT FROM THE RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION AND COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE DIRECTION ON ANY PROPOSED PICKLEBALL LOCATIONS
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. Pickleball Feasibility Study, 3. Aviation Park North Lot Preliminary Information, 4. Written Communications from the January 12 Rec. & Parks Commission Meeting, 5. Written Communication from Susan Higgins, 6. Written Communication from Jonathan Frey, 7. Joint Letter from the Pickleball Community, 8. Written Communication from Dallas Poffenroth, 9. N.2- Blue Folder, 10. Public Comment Received After Blue Folder
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: CAMERON HARDING, COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR

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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PICKLEBALL FEASIBILITY STUDY

RECEIVE AND FILE THE STUDY AND THE INPUT FROM THE RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION AND COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE DIRECTION ON ANY PROPOSED PICKLEBALL LOCATIONS
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
As part of the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget, the City Council approved funding for the completion of a pickleball feasibility study. The City obtained the services of Hirsch & Associates, a landscape architect with experience in parks and recreation amenities, to complete the study. Hirsch & Associates analyzed seven park sites for potential pickleball courts including Alta Vista Park, Perry Park, Anderson Park, Franklin Park, Perry Allison Playfield, Dominguez Park, and Aviation Park. Each location has its own advantages, disadvantages and physical limitations that impact the number of possible pickleball courts.

The Recreation and Parks Commission considered the results of the feasibility study and provided feedback that is included in the report. Additionally, input from a number of pickleball players and members of the community has been collected and is attached to the report.

BACKGROUND
Hirsch & Associates completed its analysis of potential sites for pickleball courts in November 2021 and identified the following locations:

* Alta Vista Park
* Perry Park
* Anderson Park
* Franklin Park
* Perry Allison Playfield
* Dominguez Park
* Aviation Park

Additionally, Dale Page Park was considered, but was not found to be ideal for permanent courts due to parking limitations and proximity to residences and was not, as a result, included in the feasibility study. Each location noted in the study has its own pros and cons and is limited in the total number of pickleball courts that can be installed. In addition, the sites were evaluated to determine if a dual use concept with other sports was viable (i.e. with t...

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