Golden Valley Permanent Courts Now Open!

The six new, permanent pickleball courts at Wildwood Park in Golden Valley are now open; 1560-1888 Pennsylvania Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427; at Duluth St & Pennsylvania Avenue. The Park & Rec Dept lead by Rick Birno did a very nice job making this happen. Everyone is welcome to come and play after 8:00AM 7 days a week.

This makes 23 new courts open this Summer!


Well after a long hard struggle to push a new court project at Westwood Park, it is now under construction. As of this writing, the asphalt is being laid. Fencing will follow, and then a 30 day curing time for the asphalt. The hope is to have the courts open before Labor Day.

As part of that project it was agreed that Bloomington would build the basic complex, and pickleball supporters would fund the amenities such as wind screens, sunscreens and tables with umbrellas in an area outside of the courts.

It is now time to start raising the money for those amenities. It is estimated we need to raise $25,000. We have a $10,000 Matching Funds Grant from the SW Metro Pickleball Club. We are trying to raise $5,000 from individual pickleball players. These donations are tax deductible, and you will get a form for your tax records from the club. We are also seeking large donations from business entities to make up the difference

If you are feeling generous please give cash or a check made out to SW Metro Pickleball Club to Jim Klaseus, Deanne Turja, Dennis Gallaher, Bruce Boje, John Barber or mail it to:

John Barber

10204 Park View Circle
Bloomington MN 55431

Thank you in advance for your support. Together we will make this a wonderful place to play the game we all love.


After years of dedicated effort by many club members, our vision for new dedicated pickleball courts in Eden Prairie has become a reality.

The nets and windscreens were installed on Thursday morning and we are ready to play! Jill and Dennis broke in one court with a couple games of skinny singles. They play great!

The bricks are gorgeous with a center brick dedicating the new courts to our beloved Jerry Maas who did so much to help us get these courts built. Thanks Jerry, we love you man! And Jerry’s wonderful wife, Carol was there just after completion of the courts for a timely photo op.

Once all the amenities are complete, we’ll have a grand, Grand Opening! See you on the new courts!