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COVID-19 Blue Square Phase Rules and Guidelines for the Golden Peak Pickleball Center 

These rules are to preserve the health and safety of our pickleball players and staff and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Courts open for play from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily by reservation only.
  • One-hour court reservations need to be made in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling or texting the VRD Pickleball Director at 970-390-2952 during business hours only.
  • By securing a reservation, players agree to abide by established guidelines. Failure to do so will result in lost privileges at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center.
  • A one-hour court reservation includes 50 minutes of play and a 10-minute buffer between reservations to ensure social distancing between players. Players should arrive no more than ten minutes prior to start of reservation and leave facility immediately when play is finished.
  • Players will label their name on a personal ball that ONLY they will touch during play. Each player will enter the court with his or her own ball. Players should bring their own paddles marked with their name. Demo paddles will not be available during Blue Square Phase. 
  • All players must maintain proper social distance (six feet apart) at all times.
  • Players are to place their personal items (backpacks, water bottles, etc.) at a safe distance (six feet) from other players’ items to avoid any surface contact.
  • Players must use the designated entry/exit gate closest to their reserved court.
  • Errant balls will be returned to owning player via foot or paddle push of the ball.
  • No handshakes, paddle bumps, or physical contact at any time while at the courts.
  • When not playing, face coverings must be worn, especially when waiting to start reserved court time.
  • Leagues, group lessons (five or more players) and ball machine use are suspended during Blue Square Phase.
  • Players with any symptoms of illness will not be allowed to play. These symptoms include cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, runny nose, head or body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of taste or smell.
  • Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer to the courts.

Contact: 970-390-2952 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




The new Golden Peak Pickleball Center in Vail is one of the finest pickleball facilities on Colorado's western slope. The six dedicated pickleball courts at Golden Peak have the RSS Reflex 500 polyurathane cushioned court surface, a high performance surface that is easier on the body than conventional outdoor court surfaces. The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is conveniently located next to Vail Mountain, between Vail Village and the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater and Ford Park. The pickleball center features a comfortable, shaded seating area for socializing in-between games, a filtered water bottle filler, a solar-powered bathroom facility and a helpful staff to maintain the courts and facilitate programming. During drop-in play, a "Challenge Court" is offered for advanced-level players, and staff work hard to optimize player rotations based on skill levels and to minimize wait time between games. VRD staff also have balls and demo paddles available to use during drop-in times, and new equipment is available for purchase.  

Weather permitting, the outdoor courts at Golden Peak are open from mid-April through mid-November. Residents and guests of all ages are welcome to participate in daily drop-in play, clinics, private lessons, leagues, mixers, tournaments, junior camps and more. At the end of the outdoor season, indoor play will resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.


Courts are open in the summer season for play from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily by reservation only. Lessons and clinics may be booked at 8 a.m. daily.

The Vail Recreation District pickleball program is a year-round program with summer outdoor play at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center, and winter indoor play at Red Sandstone Elementary School. VRD offers clinics and lessons from Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) certified instructors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Balls and demo paddles are provided at every drop in session and are also available to purchase. We also offer protective eyewear, Babolat and Prince court shoes, portable nets and more for purchase. The new Paddletek Bantam EX-L Pro and TS-5 Pro and Selkirk Invikta have arrived and we have demos to try. New paddles from Paddletek and Selkirk are always in stock and we have demos to try.

VRD Pickleball has demo and for sale paddles from Selkirk, Paddletek and Gamma.

The best place to park during the outdoor season is at the east end of the Vail Village Parking Structure, which is less than a five minute walk to Golden Peak. There is limited parking at the courts.

Schedule is subject to change. All programs require pre-registration except for drop-in play. Contact: Jerry Stevens at 970-479-2457 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


2020/21 Pickleball Pass Pricing - Click here to purchase online

  VRD Resident Non-Resident Junior (17 and younger)
2020/21 Winter Season – Oct-May $165 $225 $100
2020/21 Annual Pass – Oct-Sept $215 $275 $150
2021 Summer Season – June-Sept $165 $225 $100
Paddle Rental $5 per day $5 per day $5 per day
Daily Drop-In Fee $5 $8 $5
One-Hour Court Reservations (summer only, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) $25 $35 $25
Junior Pickleball Camps (per week)     $160

Call 970-471-3757 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a court.
Balls are provided for drop-in pickleball. Paddles are available for rent. Passholders will receive discounts on clinics and leagues. Ball machine may be rented for $15 per hour plus applicable court fee.