Park Amenities

Park Amenities Overview

Denver parks offer a variety of amenities to offer both active and passive recreation for park users. Learn more about these amenities and their locations in the following sections:

Tennis Courts

Denver Parks & Recreation maintains tennis courts at 30 park locations, 13 of which have lights. Court lights are operational from 5:00-11:00 p.m. from March through October, however, locations marked below with an asterisk (*) have court lights operational throughout the winter (November through February) from 4:00-9:00 p.m.  Lighted tennis courts are located at:

  • Bear Valley Park 
  • Berkeley Lake Park
  • Bible Park *
  • City Park *
  • Congress Park
  • Garland Park
  • Greenway Park
  • Henry S Lindsley Park
  • Lowry Sports Complex
  • Parkfield*
  • Rosamond Park
  • Sloan’s Lake Park (north courts)
  • Washington Park *

Pickleball Courts

Outdoor Pickleball Courts

Download outdoor pickleball courts map(PDF, 684KB)

Outdoor pickleball courts are located at:

  • Bear Valley Park
  • Gates Tennis Center
  • Huston Lake Park
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Northfield Athletic Complex

Due to ongoing noise violations, pickleball courts at Eisenhower Park are closed as of November 6, 2023. Indoor pickleball play hours have been extended at Eisenhower Recreation Center. Find the current schedule.

Indoor Pickleball Courts

Indoor pickleball courts map(PDF, 724KB) 

Browse all pickleball programs

Find pickleball hours on the gymnasium schedule of each of the following recreation centers:

Indoor Court Pickleball Expansion

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to announce plans to expand opportunities to play pickleball indoors beginning in January 2024! Thirteen courts will be added at seven recreation centers for a total of 66 indoor courts throughout the city. In addition, DPR is allocating budget to convert temporary taped lines to permanent lines on 15 indoor courts. 

Indoor courts will be added at the following recreation centers:

  • Ashland
  • College View
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • La Alma
  • Rude
  • St. Charles
  • Swansea

 


Pickleball Project Information:

Eisenhower Park, Fall 2023

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) continues to balance various challenges related to pickleball play and resulting noise impacts on surrounding neighborhoods. Over the last few months, DPR has been working closely with the Pickleball Advisory Group (PBAG) to ensure we find high-quality locations to play pickleball in Denver. 

To address the demand for pickleball courts, to date we have taken the following actions: 

  • At the request of the PBAG, DPR established six “pop-up” pickleball courts in MLK Park for a total of ten courts in that park. Due to their popularity, these courts will be made permanent in mid-2024.
  • Additionally, DPR begins the design process for new pickleball courts at the Lowry Sports Complex and Rosamond Park in 2024. Based on available funding, DPR believes that construction of the Lowry courts can begin in late 2024 or early 2025, with construction of the Rosamond courts construction soon after. 

DPR now faces the difficult need to close the outdoor pickleball courts at Eisenhower Park. For the past several years we have worked with park neighbors to allow pickleball play to continue under limited hours, but the expectation has been that the City would address noise ordinance violations this fall. After considerable research and investigation into sound mitigation options, it has been determined that these solutions do not provide the necessary noise reduction required to be within acceptable limits. 

As a result, DPR will close the Eisenhower Park courts to pickleball play on November 6, timed to coincide with lower play season. These courts will be converted back to tennis in 2024, pending funding and staffing availability. 

DPR will increase indoor pickleball hours by 1.5 hours, 4 days a week at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, adding 6 additional hours to the schedule for a total of 20 hours of weekly open play, in addition to the Pickleball 101 class offered on Wednesdays.  

It is DPR’s wish to continue to serve the pickleball community and expand our capacity over the coming year and beyond. 

Eisenhower Park Research Findings: 
  • Based on guidance from DDPHE and sound engineering studies, DPR recommends that pickleball court sites be at least 600 feet away from residential properties. The homes to the north of the Eisenhower pickleball courts are roughly 195 feet from the courts, while the homes to the south are 175 feet away. 

  • Fence-mounted sound mitigation, such as baffling or heavy screening, is highly unlikely to be successful at these close proximities. 

  • In this particular location, sound mitigation would be required on all sides of the courts, with only 1% of the surface open to be potentially effective. With the grade difference between the courts and the second story of surrounding homes, those fences would also need to be substantially changed, at a considerable cost. 

  • The baffling and screening options are opaque or nearly opaque, creating an undesirable condition in the middle of the park, where court users can’t see out, park visitors and DPR staff can’t see in, and heat is trapped (the screening does not have perforations like windscreens do), creating an uncomfortable and potentially unsafe environment. 

 

Congress Park, Spring 2023

As of April 3, 2023: Sport courts at Congress Park, including the pickleball courts, will close for a renovation project. Learn more about this project. Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) recognizes the demand for additional pickleball facilities and is exploring appropriate parks where they can be located. DPR has also formed an advisory committee to collaborate with on various challenges surrounding the sport, such as noise mitigation, permitting, operations, snow removal and other maintenance issues. Learn more about this effort.

Planning & Advisory Group

In spring 2023, DPR invited key stakeholders to form a Pickleball Planning & Advisory Committee to collaborate on issues around this popular sport. 

Learn more


Fountains

Drinking fountains are activated in early May and kept on until early October. Decorative and interactive play fountains are turned on in late May, usually around Memorial Day, once the threat of frost has passed. Interactive play fountains operate daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm.

Interactive play fountain locations:

  • Argo Park – associated with pool
  • Barnum Park– associated with pool
  • Central Park
  • City Park: H2O Odyssey
  • Cuatro Vientos Park
  • Bear Creek Park
  • Parkfield Park
  • Westwood Park

Skate Parks

Areas designated for skateboarding can be found at the following parks:

  • Elyria
  • Parkfield
  • Town Center
  • Greenway
  • Denver Skate Park

Slackline Course

A slackline course with varying degrees of difficulty is located at Harvard Gulch Park (between recreation center and golf course).

Disc Golf Course

Disc Golf courses are located at:

  • 42nd & Libson Park
  • Paco Sanchez Park

Maintenance Information

Snow Removal

Off-Street Bicycle Trails
Denver Parks and Recreation maintains the City’s network of off-street bicycle trails. Any snow accumulation on a trail greater than one inch will be plowed to the channel side (or down slope side) within 12-hours after the end of a snow fall event.  Snow that can’t be accessed by machine will be removed manually. Ice accumulation on the trail will be treated with environmentally safe chemical products.

Snow Removal on Park Property/Other Public Property
Denver Parks and Recreation performs snow removal on park property and select sidewalks, such as bridges and underpasses. Snow is also removed from recreation center locations.