Pickleball was displaced and cancelled  until further notice due to the Tornado on 7/19/18 and closing of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  When space is again available we will update this page and notify veterans players to help spread the word.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

About Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Fun for almost any age, Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America; especially in the baby boomer / zoomer demographic!

Open Gym Schedule

Available time slots (contact the Parks & Recreation office to reserve a court)

  • Sundays: 4 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 to 2 p.m., and 2 to 3 p.m. (Noon to 1 p.m possibly by appointment)
  • Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 20 West State Street
  • 3 courts available
  • Open Gym rates are $2 per person, per hour
  • Pickleball Open Gym Schedule of dates not available

To schedule for an available court for yourself and/or your group, please email the office or call (641) 754-5715. Contact us for Sundays by 4:30 p.m. Friday and for Thursdays by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. When calling please tell the desired play date, start time, length of play (1, 2 or 3 hours), number of players, number of courts and a contact phone number. Call 641-754-5715 to reserve a court for playing time. If no court is reserved, the gym will not be open. Walk-in players are welcome, provided the gym is open and courts are available. Parks and Recreation reserves the right to change times and / or policies as the demand for playing time increases or decreases.


Carry in clean, dry, non-marking shoes to play. Paddles and ball are available, if needed. 

The Pickleball Waiver (PDF), with Release of Information, may assist Pickleball players to connect with other players and their Skill Levels (PDF).

Learn to Play

Contact the Parks and Recreation office and we may be able to arrange someone to show you and your friends how to play this really fun game!

  • Pickleball courts are marked within the Riverview Park tennis courts.
  • Nets and paddles may be rented at the Parks and Recreation office.


Contact the Parks and Recreation office to rent a Pickleball net and/or paddles. Sports Page Sporting Goods has had Pickleball equipment available at their store in the Marshalltown Mall.


In case of inclement weather, like us on Facebook or call our cancellation line (641) 754-5779.