The Best Places to Play Pickleball in Seattle - The Pickleball Crew (2024)

Overview: Top spots for Seattle pickleball

Seattle is an awesome place for pickleball. After all, it’s the spot where pickleball originated! You’ll find plenty of outdoor and sports enthusiasts, including folks playing pickleball in your neighborhood park, at the gym, or at a number of dedicated indoor and outdoor facilities. Use this list to find the best places to play pickleball with a court near you in Seattle.

Here’s our picks for the best places to play pickleball in Seattle:

  1. Best overall courts: Miller Park Tennis and Pickleball
  2. Best indoor court: Green Lake
  3. Best place with indoor & outdoor pickleball: Miller Park Tennis and Pickleball
  4. List of outdoor courts in North Seattle
  5. List of outdoor courts in South Seattle
Curious how pickleball originated on Bainbridge Island? Learn more in our Complete Guide to Pickleball.

Best outdoor pickleball courts in Seattle

Seattle locals love being active and outside. There’s no shortage of great places to play pickleball in outside in Seattle. Pick up your paddles and get some sun with our picks for best outdoor courts

1. Miller Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts

The details

Miller Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts is a popular spot for pickleball since it offers both free indoor and outdoor courts with permanent lines. The outdoor courts have portable nets available with courts available with reservation. The facilities include: restrooms, water fountains, and lighted courts.

Surrounded by trees, Miller Park is a great location to play pickleball. The tennis courts include two painted pickleball courts. We give this outdoor court an extra kudos because it comes with stadium lights that allows pickleball players to play even after the sunset.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

  • “Wonderful neighborhood park setting, 4 pickleball courts, fully fenced in, surrounded on 2 sides with a gentle grassy hill viewing area with a number of shade trees. I bet these courts are always busy!” – Ron Chow (2022, Google Review)
  • “Great view of downtown, the nicest soccer field around, two tennis courts, and a baby playground.” — Dennis Williams (2022, Google Review)

2. Green Lake

  • Location: North Seattle (East Green Lake Park)
  • Address: 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA
  • 6 outdoor courts

The details

Located at East Green Lake Park, there are six pickleball courts with rolling nets available.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

  • “Great pickleball play for all levels, very friendly community. Note tennis currently has priority for weekday afternoons during the school year courts aren’t available. Park in the neighborhoods nearby as the lot’s always full” — Zachary (August 2023, Google Review)
  • “Not from the area but just showed up to the park to play some pickleball and there was about 70 people at the courts. If you’re looking for a spot to get some pickup games against all different levels then this is the place. Parking was terrible though. Kept going in circles for 20 minutes trying to find a spot and then finally parked up the road. Great park!” — Josh Wilson (August 2022, Google Review)
  • “Great pickleball community! Players range from 2.5 to 4.5+ and the stacking system is based on level (beginner, intermediate, advanced). 8 courts in the summer and open play is pretty much all day until dusk. Can get super busy on summer evenings.” — Farhan Samani (August 2022, Google Review)
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3. Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

The details

There are two dedicated (unfenced) outdoor pickleball courts next to the Maple Leaf water tower.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

  • “Good loop for walking. Sometimes I play volleyball or pickleball here and always love the view of rainier.” — Kysa Bursch (June 2023, Google Review)
  • “Great park, but the pickleball courts (x2) back up directly to the walking track and have a slope immediately behind them. Both edges to be mindful of when playing” — Alex Johnson (February 2023, Google Reeview)
  • “Beautiful park, always so much going on. Friendly dog walkers, kids birthday parties, pickleball…this is the kind of park that makes Seattle amazing! Dog-friendliness: Not technically dog-friendly but in practice a dog park exists there.” — Teo Ekstrom (July 2023, Google Review)

4. Walt Hundley Playfield Courts

The details

The freshly renovated tennis courts also comes with four newly painted pickleball courts! Thanks to the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (SMPA), the four courts also have semi-permanent pickleball nets. Courts are free and the facilities include: restrooms, water fountains, and lighted courts.

5. Discovery Park

  • Location: Magnolia
  • Courts: 4 outdoor
  • Nets and lines: Permanent lines but you have to bring your own net (BYON)
  • Cons: No nets provided

The details

The courts at Discovery Park, one of Seattle’s largest public parks, provide players with a peaceful surrounding outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Added bonus? If you’re looking for a some extra exercise, you can take a detour using the hiking trails at Discovery Park that lead to Shilshole Bay Beach.

6. Bitter Lake Tennis & Pickleball Courts

  • Location: Magnolia
  • Courts: 8 outdoor
  • Nets and lines: Permanent lines but you have to bring your own net (BYON)
  • Cons: No nets provided
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The details

The courts are free, permanent, and have lights for playing after sunset. One downside is that you have to bring your own net. Courts generally need reservations – here’s Bitterlake’s court reservations page).

Bring your own net. Looking for a portable net? Here's our picks for the 

List of Outdoor Pickleball Courts by Seattle Neighborhood

North Seattle – Outdoor Pickleball Courts

NeighborhoodPark# Outdoor Pickleball CourtsPortable nets available
BallardGilman Playground4Yes
Bitter LakeBitter Lake Playfield8Yes
Crown HillSoundview Playfield4No
Green LakeEast Green Lake Park1No
LaurelhurstLaurelhurst Playfield1Yes – Permanent
MagnoliaDiscovery Park4No
MagnoliaWest Magnolia Playfield8Some
Maple LeafMaple Leaf Reservoir Park4Yes – Permanent
Queen AnneKinnear Park1No
Queen AnneObservatory Courts2No

South Seattle – Outdoor Pickleball Courts

NeighborhoodPark# Outdoor Pickleball CourtsPortable nets available
Beacon HillBeacon Hill Playfield4No
Beacon HillDearborn Park4No
Beacon HillBrighton Playfield4Some
Capitol HillMiller Playfield1Yes
GeorgetownGeorgetown Playfield4No
MontlakeMontlake Playfield1No
Mount BakerMount Baker Park4Some
South ParkSouth Park Playground2No
Rainier BeachLakeridge Park2No
Rainier BeachRainier Beach Playfield8No
West SeattleAlki Playground4Some
West SeattleDelridge Playfield4Yes
West SeattleWalt Hundley Playfield4Yes

Best indoor pickleball courts in Seattle

If you’re looking for indoor pickleball courts to avoid the rain and humidity in Seattle, there are plenty of options available. Here’s our list of where are the best places to play pickleball indoors in Seattle.

1. Delridge Community Center

  • Location: Beacon Hill
  • Address: 4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA, 98106, USA
  • 7 indoor courts (portable nets available)

2. Jefferson Community Center

  • Location: Beacon Hill
  • Address: 3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98108, USA
  • 3 indoor courts (portable nets available)

The details

Jefferson Community Center offers one of the most popular indoor pickleball centers in the area with 3 great indoor pickleball courts.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

  • “Friendly staff, great for toddler playtime and pickleball” — Wendy Stockholm (March 2023, Google Review)
  • “This is an awesome Community center. It has a well maintained facility with a large gym and many other great classes and resources that the community should take advantage of. The staff is amazing and will really work with you to figure out any needs that you have, And they will help you navigate the building with ease.” — David E Morgan (2019, Google Review)

3. Northgate Community Center

  • Location: Northgate
  • Address: 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98125, USA
  • 6 courts (3 outdoor courts, 3 indoor courts on wooden floors with portable nets)

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

  • “Good gym and nice it’s right next to the library.” — Osh Morethstorm (July 2023, Google Review)
  • “Cool place to take your kids too. The employees are nice and willing to help if they can.” — Chris Pieg (July 2023, Google Review)

4. North Seattle Sports Garage

DETAILS

  • 3 indoor wood courts with lines are permanent and portable nets are available.
  • Amenities include restrooms. You can reserve the courts. A one-time fee is required to play.

5. Rainier Community Center

DETAILS

  • The indoor courts are free and players have access to restrooms.
  • Drop ins generally from 10a – 1p.

6. Eastside Tennis Center (most indoor pickleball courts in Seattle)

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DETAILS

  • A one-time fee is required too play
  • Courts can be reserved here: https://www.topskirkland.org/pickleball
  • Pickleball classes available for all levels
  • Net height: Lines are overlaid on a tennis court, so the net is a little taller than a normal pickleball net.
  • Facilities include: a pro shop and equipment store, restrooms, and lights

Best pickleball courts in Washington, outside of Seattle

If you’re located outside of Seattle, or looking for the best places to play pickleball outside of Seattle, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Here are our picks for best pickleball spots outside of seattle

1. Spokane: Playground Wellness Center & Pickleball Playground (Currently closed)

If you’re located in Spokane, the Playground Wellness Center & Pickleball Playground is a great facility to enjoy pickleball with both dedicated, well-maintained indoor and outdoor courts. Amenities include restrooms, water dispensers, and lighting for night playing.

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