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Volz Park

Kennicott between Miner and St. James
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Hours: 5 AM- 11 PM

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Located in the south central portion of town, Volz park is located in a mixed-use neighborhood of single-family homes, apartments and commercial units. Cypress trees ring this multi-use park. There's a memorial to Albert Volz, one of the District's first commissioners.

Pickleball at Volz Park

The Park District has constructed two outdoor pickleball courts for your open play use. The courts reside at the park in the fenced in Tennis Court area. Pickle Ball is a sport that has been around since the summer of 1965.

Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball.

Although pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make pickleball more accessible to a wider range of players, particularly children and seniors. Chief among these differences is the speed of the pickleball ball which typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball. Equally important, however, is the size of the court which is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court. This smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play than tennis.

Features

  • Ball FieldBall Field
  • Basketball CourtsBasketball Courts
  • Bike/Walk PathBike/Walk Path
  • Outdoor Tennis CourtsOutdoor Tennis Courts
  • ParkPark
  • Playground 5-12Playground 5-12
  • Tot Lot 2-5Tot Lot 2-5

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