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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: January 31, 2024

Update Re: City Hall Campus Pickleball Courts

At its January 30, 2024 Special meeting, City Council directed staff to expeditiously work with Ventura County Supervisor Matt LaVere’s Office, the Ventura County Parks & Recreation Department and Ojai community stakeholders to reach an agreement for a proposed plan to implement and repurpose the existing courts at Soule Park allowing for improved and expanded pickleball play. City staff will return at a City Council Meeting next month with preliminary phasing, scope, cost and timeline for the effort.

The City Council’s compromise will also allow for the Ojai City Hall Pickleball Courts to remain open until either the Soule Park court renovations are completed or through play on Sunday, June 1, 2024, whichever occurs first.

While the Ojai City Hall courts remain open, the open court hours will be modified to eliminate play on Saturdays and Mondays, as well as Sunday mornings. Pickleball play will be allowed on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. In addition, on those weekdays when pickleball play is allowed, the hours will be reduced by 30 minutes, such that the courts will now be closed at 5:30 PM through March 31, 2024 and 6:00 PM through Friday, May 31, 2024.

The Council’s compromise was made in an effort to expedite progress at the Soule Park courts, while simultaneously ramping down use at Ojai City Hall.

Updated Pickleball Courts  Hours of Operation:

Winter Hours (February - March)

Tuesday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (April - June)

Tuesday - Friday

 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The City Hall Pickleball Courts Will Close upon Completion of the Soule Park Courts or Monday, June 3, 2024, whichever occurs first.

Pickleball play is permissible only with the following equipment: 

Paddles: The OWL paddle

Game Balls: Onix Fuse G2 Outdoor, Pen 40, or the Monarch Gen 2 Outdoor.

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