Facility Details

Volz Park

311 N. Kennicott Ave.
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.  Shaded playground, baseball field, basketball,  6 pickleball courts and room for soccer practice. 

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 and include 6 pickleball courts.

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.

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
  • ParkPark
  • Pickleball- Outdoor CourtPickleball- Outdoor Court
  • PlaygroundPlayground
  • Playground ages 2-12Playground ages 2-12
  • Tennis- Outdoor CourtsTennis- Outdoor Courts

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