Mock Park Pickleball Facility

Welcome to Mock Park!

Mock Park is undergoing some exciting changes! Plans are underway to add a three-season, covered sports facility housing 12 pickleball courts and amenities. Other plans include improved vehicular and pedestrian circulation and additional parking. It is anticipated that this new facility may be used for drop-in public, league and tournament play. Additionally, utility improvements, such as lighting for fields and parking lots, electrical hook-ups for food trucks and restrooms may also be considered.

Pickleball is exploding in popularity, both here in Columbus and nationally. The Mock Park Pickleball Facility will offer pickleball players of all ages and skill levels opportunities to engage in this fun sport. Learn more about pickleball.

Mock Park is part of the Community Sports Park project, which makes significant investments in sports facilities across the City. The additional park and facilities investments that make up the project will provide Columbus residents access to a variety of recreational opportunities.

The preferred concept for the park includes the following:

  • A three-season, covered pickleball specific sports facility with restrooms, seating and amenities
  • 9 pickleball courts, including a ‘Center Court,’ for a total of 10 pickleball courts
  • A reconfigured and enhanced natural turf football field
  • Design of additional parking to improve and expand vehicular access, vehicular parking and pedestrian access and circulation to accommodate existing and proposed program elements
  • Inclusion of the existing regional park features, such as walking paths, playground, picnic shelter, tennis and basketball courts, the Willis Athletic Complex, Mock Nature Preserve and open green space.
  • Realignment of the park’s entry drive with Bar Harbor Road (Not part of this project scope)

Project Goals

  • Create a safe, vibrant, multi-generational park, sports park and regional tournament destination for youth, adult and travel leagues
  • Enhance the community park features for all
  • Develop safe access routes for all modes of transportation to and within the park
  • Enhance pedestrian connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods
  • Collaborate with the greater community to develop an informed, complete and holistic plan for the park
  • Implement the City’s green guidelines and set a sustainable design example for pickleball facilities regionally


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Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Open House: October 2023
  • Detailed Design: Fall 2023-Fall 2024
  • Construction Start: Spring 2025
  • Opening: Park renovations are expected to be complete in Winter 2025

Key Dates

Oct. 18, 2023

  • Public open house hosted at Willis Athletic Complex, located at 2520 Mock Road, Columbus. Stop by the open house from 5-7 p.m. to share your feedback on the desired functionality, design and amenities of these new pickleball courts. Snacks will be provided.