Medford Township officials are most pleased to announce that the four (4) new pickleball courts opened today in Freedom Park, located at 86 Union Street.
The need for pickleball courts was expressed in several public hearings when the Township’s Recreation & Open Space Master Plan was being developed and adopted in 2019. In response, the Township Council budgeted capital improvement funds to construct the courts, which are located near the skatepark and community garden area of Freedom Park.
Reservations can be made via the “Team Reach©” app. Sports Paradise, located at 99 Hartford Road in Medford, has graciously volunteered to help manage this app for the Township as we open the courts. The user name is “Freedom86.”
There are designated times set aside for beginners, intermediates, and advanced players. Time is also set aside for a seniors instructional program operated under the auspices of the Cranberry Hall Senior Center. The schedule is posted on the Township website here: https://www.medfordtownship.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Freedom_Park_Pickleball_Court_Schedule_05.08.2023.pdf
The courts will be open daily from 8:00 am until dusk. Open play is built into the schedule, and given the anticipated demand, we ask that the common pickleball courtesies be extended to waiting players.
To learn more about the sport of pickleball, visit: https://usapickleball.org/