Facility Details

Volz Park

311 N. Kennicott Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Hours: 5 AM- 11 PM


8:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Courts are Closed mid-November until Spring




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.  Shaded playground, baseball field, basketball,  6 pickleball courts and room for soccer practice. View path map here

Pickleball at Volz Park

Due to popular demand for more pickleball courts, the Park District took the opportunity to dedicate Volz Park as a pickleball only site- no tennis. The courts were completely renovated in 2021-22 and include 6 pickleball courts.  Although the courts do not supply direct lights overhead, there is ample light from the path lamp posts and nearby St. James Street.   The courts are CLOSED during winter but re-open in spring.

Pickle Ball is a sport that has been around since the summer of 1965.  It's 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.

Pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis as they are both racquet sports, 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.


  • Ball FieldBall Field
  • Basketball CourtsBasketball Courts
  • Bike/Walk PathBike/Walk Path
  • ParkPark
  • Pickleball- Outdoor CourtPickleball- Outdoor Court
  • PlaygroundPlayground
  • Playground ages 2-12Playground ages 2-12
  • Tennis- Outdoor CourtsTennis- Outdoor Courts

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