10/13/2016
The ail Recreation District is pleased to announce that the newly renovated Golden Peak Racquet Sports Facility is now open for pickleball play. Construction on the remodeled courts began in June and six permanent pickleball courts now occupy the space where four tennis courts once stood.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and has become a popular activity in Vail. Pickleball is a paddle sport open to all ages and levels with easy rules for beginners, and can be a fast-paced competitive game for more experiences players.

Throughout the summer, the VRD operated indoor and outdoor drop-in pickleball programming, and outdoor pickleball play at Donovan Park will now move to the new Golden Peak facility until the courts close for the winter. Indoor pickleball will continue with the summer schedule throughout the winter, with drop-in play available at Red Sandstone Elementary School on Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

Drop-in rates for both indoor and outdoor pickleball will hold steady at $5 per person, with season passes also available and valid at both indoor and outdoor locations.

Auxiliary functions at the venue will come online shortly, and the public is invited to come see and enjoy the new court surface now before the facility closes for the winter. A grand opening celebration will be scheduled in the spring of 2017.

The Vail Recreation District would like to thank the Town of Vail, Vail Town Council and project manager Todd Oppenheimer for their support and expansion of pickleball in Vail and the construction of a permanent area for pickleball play for years to come.

For more information on VRD pickleball, please call Jerry Stevens at 970-471-3757. For more information on VRD programming, contact Jessie Klehfoth at 970-479-2279 or jklehfoth@vailrec.com.
About the Vail Recreation District
The Vail Recreation District's mission is to offer diverse and exceptional recreation opportunities that enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of all its residents and guests. The VRD aims to help Vail Valley residents and visitors pursue their recreational passions by providing the following outlets for competition in summer and winter via a running and a mountain bike race series, numerous tournaments and/or leagues for hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, golf, tennis, soccer, flag football, broomball, figure skating and rugby; venues like Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Golf Club, Vail Nordic Center, Vail Gymnastics Center, Vail Nature Center, Vail Skatepark, Vail Tennis Center, Community Programming, Vail's Imagination Station and use of additional gyms, playing fields and the surrounding White River National Forest via collaboration with local entities; sports classes and camps for youth, adults and families; and opportunities to learn about and appreciate our Rocky Mountain environment through guided activities, classes and camps.

Contact(s)

Jerry Stevens, 970-471-3757
Jessie Klehfoth, 970-479-2279, jklehfoth@vailrec.com
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