Burnaby pickleballers are celebrating the opening of four new dedicated courts at Squint Lake Park.
The dedicated courts join eight courts at the park shared with tennis.
Mayor Mike Hurley was at the Squint Lake courts’ opening.
“Burnaby is becoming the pickleball capital of Metro Vancouver,” the mayor wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, after opening the courts.
“There are now 99 courts to play across our community — never been a better time to pick up a paddle and give it a try!”
Karen Watson, president of the Burnaby Pickleball Association, expressed her gratitude to the City of Burnaby and said the association is “thrilled” with the new courts.
She told the NOW the courts have already proven to be “extremely popular” and noted the shared tennis/pickleball courts now have a new surface as well.
The City of Burnaby hosted an official grand opening on Oct 31 to mark the addition of 4 new dedicated pickleball courts at Squint Lake Park. There's now a total of 12 pickleball courts at Squint Lake Park, 4 are dedicated to pickleball and eight are shared with tennis courts. pic.twitter.com/si6EytPnEG— City of Burnaby (@CityofBurnaby) November 2, 2023