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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Ojai City Council Reaches Pickleball Compromise


City of Ojai

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January 31, 2024                                                        Kristy Rivera 

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Ojai City Council Reaches Pickleball Compromise


Ojai, CA –The Ojai City Council reached a pickle ball compromise at their January 30, 2024 Special Meeting.


City Council directed staff to expeditiously work with Ventura County Supervisor Matt LaVere’s Office, the Ventura County Parks & Recreation Department and Ojai community stakeholders to reach an agreement for a proposed plan to implement and repurpose the existing courts at Soule Park allowing for improved and expanded pickleball play.  City staff will return at a City Council Meeting next month with preliminary phasing, scope, cost and timeline for the effort.


The City Council’s compromise will also allow for the Ojai City Hall Pickleball Courts to remain open until either the Soule Park court renovations are completed or through play on Sunday, June 2, 2024, whichever occurs first. 


While the Ojai City Hall courts remain open, the open court hours will be modified to eliminate play on Saturdays and Mondays, as well as Sunday mornings. Family pickleball play will be allowed on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. In addition, on those weekdays when pickleball play is allowed, the hours will be reduced by 30 minutes, such that the courts will now be closed at 5:30 PM through March 31, 2024 and 6:00 PM through Friday, May 31, 2024.  


The Council’s compromise was made in an effort to expedite progress at the Soule Park courts, while simultaneously ramping down use at Ojai City Hall.


Please see the new Hours of Operation sign posted at the Ojai City Hall courts, or visit the Ojai Recreation Department’s website for updated information at Pickleball Courts | Ojai, CA.


Media Contact:

Kristy Rivera, Events and Public Information Officer

City of Ojai

Phone: 805-646-5581


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