Pickleball courts in Des Pres Park to close for two weeks for resurfacing

August 23, 2023

Three pickleball courts that are heavily used in Des Pres Park will be receiving a facelift that will require a two-week closure starting August 30, officials with Louisville Parks and Recreation announced today.

The three pickleball courts in Des Pres Park, located on Lowe Road just off Taylorsville Road, are extremely popular, according to Jason Canuel, assistant director of infrastructure and engineering.

“The excessive amount of play has worn the surface to a point where a new acrylic surface is necessary,” Canuel said. The courts are expected to be back open for play on September 13.



Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages more than 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land and operates recreation programs for area residents of all ages and abilities through its 14 community centers. The department’s inventory also includes 10 golf courses; four outdoor pools and the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center; the David Armstrong Extreme Park; two historic homes; the Historic Iroquois Amphitheater performance venue; and one of the nation’s largest municipally-owned forestries, Jefferson Memorial Forest. More details on the department’s people and programs can be found at bestparksever.com.

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