Delegates opened the new courts Tuesday. From left: Comox Mayor Paul Ives, Mark Villanueva of Courtenay Rotary, Coun. Hugh MacKinnon, SD71 trustee Ian Hargreaves, Coun. Ken Grant, Coun. Maureen Swift, Rod Hamilton of the CVPA, Coun. Barb Price and CVRD parks manager Doug DeMarzo.

Outdoor pickleball courts open in Comox

Six outdoor pickleball courts have opened at Highland Park in Comox.

This five-month construction project brought together partners throughout the Comox Valley. The Town of Comox and School District 71 worked together to provide the facilities on school property.

The project would not have been possible without funding contributions from the Courtenay Rotary Club ($90,000); the Comox Valley Regional District ($20,000); the Comox Valley Pickleball Association ($20,800); Edgett Excavating ($5,000); Tayco Paving ($3,800) and the Town of Comox ($55,000).

“Continuing to improve the town’s many recreational opportunities is a strategic priority of council and this improvement project continues to exemplify council’s ongoing commitment in providing quality play opportunities for the community,” said Mayor Paul Ives. “And once again, this project is a perfect example of regional cooperation.”

“It’s been a pleasure to partner with the Town of Comox on a project of this calibre and see it come to fruition, allowing us to give back to the community for their support to public education,” said Janice Caton, board of education chair. “This will be a well-used recreation facility for our Comox elementary and secondary students to learn and practice a very popular and quickly growing lifetime sport.”

“The Comox Valley Pickleball Association is pleased to be a partner in the construction of the first dedicated pickleball courts in the Comox Valley,” said president Rick Folk. “As participation in our sport is growing at a rapid rate, the Rotary Highland Pickleball Courts will provide pickleball players with a fantastic venue.”

The six courts are located at Highland Park, at the corner of Guthrie and Torrence roads. They are open to the public weekdays before 8:30 a.m. and after 5 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Schools have priority booking weekdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. but the public may use the courts if they are not in use.

Weekly schedules will be posted in advance and may be viewed at

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