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Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.



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.


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.

Winter 2019/20 Pickleball Schedule at Red Sandstone Elementary School

Supervised, indoor drop-in play takes place at Red Sandstone Elementary School, 551 N Frontage Rd W in Vail. Balls are provided, demo and paddle rentals are available, and new paddles are offered to purchase.

Dates & Times: Wed & Thu: 6 to 10 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 Pickleball Pass Pricing - Click here to purchase online

  VRD Resident Non-Resident Junior (17 and younger)
2020 Summer Season – June-Sept  $150 $210 $100
2019/20 Winter Season – Oct-May $140 $180 $75
2019/20 Annual Pass – Oct-Sept $200 $260 $150
Daily Drop-In Session Fee $5 $8 $5
Paddle Rental $5 per day $5 per day $5 per day
VRD Resident Court Reservations (summer only - 12:30 to 4 p.m.) $20/hr. $25/90 mins.  
Non-Resident Court Reservations (summer only - 12:30 to 4 p.m.) $30/hr. $35/90 mins.  
Ball Machine Rental $15/hr. + court fees    

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.