Pro-Pickleball Letters to the Summit Daily Editor!


In July, we presented the Town of Silverthorne’s SPORT Committee with SCPA’s proposal to dedicate Trent Park’s seldom-used (for tennis) tennis courts to pickleball with six permanent pickleball courts.  The SPORT committee decided to gather public comment (yea or nay) on the idea of making Trent courts all pickleball as part of a 5- to 10-year update to the Silverthorne Parks, Open Space, and Trails (POST) Master Plan that they were about to kick off.

Since mid-August, the town has used open houses, comment cards, and a survey to gather public comment on Trent Park and pickleball, specifically, along with other parks and rec issues and idea. We had a terrific turnout for pickleball at the first Trent Park open house, with fewer supporters at the second one.

Now we need all pickleball peeps in town to attend the final open house this Wednesday, September 16, 4 to 6 pm, at the Silverthorne Pavilion (400 Blue River Parkway). This event will gather feedback on Silverthorne’s entire parks system, including Trent and wherever pickleball might be enabled. The committee is likely to reveal some findings from the open houses, comment cards and surveys.

In the last two weeks, the Summit Daily has published five letters to the editor from SCPA members! Here they are, in reverse chronological order:

Other of our members added very thoughtful comments to the letters on The Summit Daily website.

Many, many thanks to all who have chipped in by attending the meetings, filling out the comment cards and survey and engaging with the Summit Daily!

Questions about the proposal or SCPA’s role? Email leads Lori Miller ( and Julie Worthington (  

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