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Pickleball General Information- McGrath Courts


McGrath Courts- 1600 Washington Street

This list is subject to change at all times.  It is best to sign up for weekly updates.  Please email
Tuesday 9am- 12 noon
Mixed Level Play all welcome
Wednesday Nights 2:00- Dusk
Mixed Level Play all welcome
Thursday 9am – 12 noon
Mixed Level Play all welcome

Public Walk on Play

Mondays- All Day
Tuesdays- noon- Dusk
Wednesdays- 8:00 a.m- 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays- Noon- Dusk
Fridays-  All Day
Saturday:   All Day
Sundays:   All Day


 Outdoor Pickleball at McGrath Park
1600 Washington St, 02458 (Courts next to dog park) Year-round weather permitting. 

Weekly updates are e-mailed. To be added to the distribution list contact Nancy,

PLEASE do not shovel the courts or use a snow blower on the courts, this could damage the courts. 

You Need a Punch Card to Play ( $5 per play)  It is $5 to enter the courts to play and cash is not accepted. Punch cards are $25 for five plays or $50 for 10 plays. Lost/Stolen cards are not replaced or refunded.  We only accept cash or checks. If using cash, please bring the exact amount.  Petty cash, to make change is not available at the office.

There are three ways to get your punch card.

1. Pickleball punch cards are available atParks Recreation & Culture Dept.

246 Dudley Road, between 8:30- 5PM

2.  Mail in a check with a note and we will mail the punch card back to you

3. Punch cards are sold at the farmers market

Tuesday Market Cold Spring Park
1094 Beacon Street, Newton Centre
June 20th- October 17th
Hours 1:30 pm to 6:00 PM 

Saturday Market Newton North High School
352 Lowell Ave, Newtonville
Saturday, June 24- October 14th
Hours 9:30am to 12:30 PM


Outdoor Pickleball Playtime at Auburndale Cove

  • Auburndale Cove

  • West Pine St, 02466

  • Pickleball Playtime is a Newton Parks and Recreation program that is a self- led by participants. 

  • Play times are seven days per week,9:30- 11:30 a.m.  Year-round weather permitting. 

  • PLEASE do not shovel the courts or use a snow blower on the courts, this could damage the courts.  Thank-you

  • Quarterly registration is required.  Newton residents pay $20 per seasonal quarter, non- residents pay $25.  Please keep your paid receipt with you.  The fees directly support court maintenance for this program.

  • Players bring, set up and break down their own nets. 

  • Step One: Register and pay with Newton Parks and Recreation
    Step Two: coordinate your play day and time at-

  • Contact Nancy Scammon, 617-796-1506,

Where are the outdoor courts? 
The City maintains 12 lined Pickleball courts in Newton. 
 There are 6 outdoor courts located at McGrath, located at 1600 Washington Street. ( 2 nets left out) 
  There are 4 courts located at the Cove in Auburndale, West Pine Street. ( 1 net left out) 
There are 2 courts located at Pelligrini Park, located at 11 Hawthorn Street. 

Players must provide their own rackets and balls. 


We offer lessons throughout the year, both indoors and outdoors. The best way to say in touch when lessons are ready is to add your name to our Pickleball lesson distribution list. Please call 617-796-1506 or email