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Pickleball Arrives in Southwest Albuquerque

City resurfaces courts at Pat Hurley Park for both tennis and pickleball.
February 26, 2024

The Parks & Recreation Department’s (PRD) newest pickleball courts at Pat Hurley Park are complete and ready for players. These courts are the first dedicated pickleball courts located in the southwest quadrant of the City.

“We continue to invest in quality-of-life projects across our city that strengthen our community and promote healthy activity for all ages,” said Mayor Keller. “This is not just about adding courts; we’re creating connection points that will generate fun and memories for generations of families.” 

The project upgraded Pat Hurley Park’s existing court complex, resurfacing two tennis courts for continued tennis play and converting the other two tennis courts into four dedicated pickleball courts (4). The $84,000 project was funded by GO Bonds. PRD will celebrate the opening of the new courts with a free community event at Pat Hurley Park on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. until noon.  The public is invited to come for free tennis and pickleball instruction and open play.

“We are delighted the City has added these pickleball courts as a tool to activate our local park and keep neighbors connected through sport and exercise,” said Julie Radoslovich, president of the Pat Hurley Neighborhood Association and vice chair of Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “We welcome neighbors to share in this fun and dynamic game!”

“Pat Hurley Park is now fully open and available for both tennis and pickleball,” said PRD Director Dave Simon. “This project is just one element in an overall plan to resurface tennis courts and add more pickleball courts to parks across the city.”

PRD currently has 30 dedicated pickleball courts and 48 courts lined for both tennis and pickleball, Albuquerque’s premier pickleball complex at Manzano Mesa Park is also currently under construction. Phase 1 of this expansion will add 15 more pickleball courts, lighting, shade, and a restroom and is expected to be completed this spring.