Where to Play Pickleball in the Hudson Valley

So, you're ready to hop on the pickleball craze? Here's where you can try your hand at the up-and-coming sport in the Hudson Valley.

Pickleball—a blend of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong— is the sport taking the world by storm, and the Hudson Valley region is no exception. Our area boasts a plethora of courts where you can play pickleball to your paddle’s content. Check out these local hotspots for the sport, then pack your racket and gather a group of players for an afternoon of friendly competition.

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Fishkill

The Fishkill gym has both indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, with four brand-new outdoor courts added this year. Introductory sessions are available for beginners, while outdoor club play is perfect for anyone who wants to practice their skills.

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Circleville Park

Circleville 

Located in the town of Wallkill, Circleville Park comprises six outdoor courts. The courts are free to use, but players must bring their own nets. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Crawford Town Park

Pine Bush 

The park has four pickleball courts available by reservation. The reservations are blocked off for three hours, with priority given to local residents and groups. The remaining slots are offered to nonresidents. No groups or single players are allowed more than two blocks of time each week. Open 8 a.m. to dusk through November 1.

Dinsmore Park 

Staatsburg 

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Located just behind the Roosevelt Fire Department, Dinsmore Park is a popular place for locals to play pickleball. There are three outdoor courts which are open to the public; however, you must bring your own net. Open 8 a.m. to dusk.

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East Side Recreation Park 

Saratoga Springs

With 10 lighted courts equipped with permanent nets, East Side Recreation Park takes the cake for the most courts in a single park on this list. While it’s just north of the Hudson Valley, the park also offers pickleball workshops that are worth a mention. They occur throughout the year and are open to all skill levels.      

Hyde Park Swim and Tennis Club 

Staatsburg 

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Currently, this facility has two pickleball courts but plans to add two more this year. Non-members are only allowed to use the courts if accompanied by a member. Find more about membership options here.

James Baird State Park

Pleasant Valley

Along with a basketball court and playground, James Baird State Park boasts a tennis/pickleball court for visitors. Parking near the court is available. Open sunrise to sunset.

Fun fact: Pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport, with over 36 million players across the country, according to the Association of Pickleball Professionals.

Joseph G. Community Center 

Ossining 

Located alongside the Hudson River, this community center offers three indoor wooden courts free for public use. The lines are permanent, and the center provides nets upon request. Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Martz Field 

Wappingers Falls

Martz Field boasts four outdoor courts that are open to the public. Keep in mind that the lines drawn for pickleball are overlaid on a tennis court, so while the nets are not at a perfect height for the sport, they are still sufficient for casual play. Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Quiet Cove Riverfront Park

Poughkeepsie 

Quiet Cove Riverfront Park houses four pickleball courts, including one for players that use wheelchairs. Courts are open daily on a first-come, first-served basis. Open 9 a.m. to dusk through October 29.

Red Hook Recreational Park

Red Hook 

Located just outside of Red Hook proper, this park offers four outdoor courts equipped with permanent nets. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through October 15

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Rondout Municipal Center 

Cottekill 

With both indoor and outdoor courts available, the center is loved by locals and visitors alike. Players must reserve a designated play time with the Marbletown Youth & Recreation office. Nonresidents of Marbletown and Rosendale must pay $3 for two hours. Open dawn to dusk.

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Taconic Sport & Racquet

Hopewell Junction 

Taconic Sport and Racquet caters to all ages and levels. The facility offers annual memberships for individuals ($199), couples ($350), or families ($500). Private one-hour lessons are available for members ($75) as well as nonmembers ($85).

The Pickleball Barn

Brewster 

If you’re looking for something a little more elevated, The Pickleball Barn is the place to go. This indoor facility specializes in the sport and has six courts in a comfortable environment with top-notch lighting and nets. There are a multitude of private and group lessons ranging from a one-hour, one-on-one prime time play for $95-$125 to a three-to-five-player prime time group session for $45-$55 per person. Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (4 p.m. on weekends).

The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County 

Kingston 

The indoor pickleball courts are free with your YMCA membership. Non-members can pay for a $15 day pass to play and enjoy all other amenities. Open gym hours available on the YMCA’s website.


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