New York City is the world’s center for a lot of things. Now it can add pickleball to the list.

The largest pickleball installation in the Northeast is now open at Wollman Rink. The rink has been converted into 14 Pickleball courts offering 196 hours of play a day, according to CityPickle, which is running the installation.  Hours of operation are 7 9 p.m. daily. The installation stays through Oct. 9.

You can just show up at Central Park and try to get a court, but CityPickle recommends booking in advance. Walk-ins are subject to availability. How much does it cost? You’ve got options:

  • Court reservations (up to 8 players): $80 per court per hour (Off-Peak) / $120 per court per hour (Peak)
  • Open play: $20 per player per hour (Off-Peak) / $30 per player per hour (Peak)
  • Community play: $5 per player per hour (Free rental paddle included!)
  • Clinic: $40 per player per hour

Peak hours are 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Off-peak hours are 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Here’s an aerial view of the Wollman Rink transformation.

Have more questions? Check out CityPickle’s FAQ page here.

Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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