First published in the April 7 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
April 5 was a momentous occasion at the City Council meeting. The database of 281 players who have registered to play on our city’s pickleball courts were not abandoned by our City Council. Council was absolutely right.
The pilot program at Glenhaven Park was successful as it determined permanent courts were warranted. The pilot program officially ended at the end of March. Council proposed and then voted to allow players to continue playing pickleball at least for the next nine months until a more feasible temporary location can qualify and while it waits for details before funding the needed four courts at Discovery Park. Council agreed with the Parks and Recreation Commission to a reduction of hours but allowed consistent hours favorable to its players.
Readers of this letter who are just learning that the name of the activity is not something only found in a jar, but may now know pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America and enjoyed predominately by active seniors.
Thank you, council. Thank you, Parks and Recreation commissioners. Thank you to all pickleball players who attended Tuesday’s council meeting.
LCF Pickleball Association
La Cañada Flintridge