SEATTLE PARKS TO ALLOW DODGEBALL, BIKE POLO
AT ONE CAL ANDERSON PARK TENNIS COURT
Bike polo to be allowed at Judkins Park courts
Following a public process and a recommendation from the Board of Park Commissioners, Seattle
Parks and Recreation Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams has decided to
allow dodgeball and bike polo at one of the two Cal Anderson Park tennis courts
for 18 months starting today.
The second court at Cal Anderson Park is for tennis only, and Parks will post signage stating
that. Bike polo and dodgeball are also allowed at the two concrete courts at
Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St., for 18 months. The Judkins Park courts are not
separated by a fence.
“We believe we’ve forged a reasonable compromise that will accommodate both tennis players and
people who participate in newly popular sports and need a place to play,”
Williams said. “In the coming weeks we will work with representatives of all
these groups to draft a courtesy code that will make sure all players show each
other mutual respect and that they care for this public property.”
At the Cal Anderson Park tennis court, 1635 11th Ave., and at Judkins Park,
dodgeball and bike polo play will take place on a first-come, first-served
basis. Players can call the Parks Athletic Office at 206-684-4062, to reserve
the courts at either park. All other tennis courts are for tennis use only.
At the end of the 18-month period, Parks staff will conduct an evaluation of the success of the
arrangement, and will make a recommendation to the Park Board on whether to