City Council discussed the issues facing the pickleball courts along Sailmaster Monday evening (March 6, 2023). Pickleball continues to be a growing sport across the country, and right here in Lakeway. The courts located along Sailmaster are currently the only location for Lakeway residents to play the sport, but there are issues with parking in the area. The Parks Master Plan does identify future pickleball courts at Live Oak and Butler Park. However, that is potentially years down the road. The discussion Monday night was brought forth to address more immediate concerns, especially about parking. The Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department director brought alternative options Monday night to help with the discussion. After City Council heard from many residents who brought forth concerns about parking, hours of operation and also those voicing their support for the courts, City Council unanimously voted (6-0) to amend the Parks Master Plan (and budget) to eliminate the upcoming project for a Sailmaster parking area and utilize those funds to instead re-purpose the basketball court at City Park and convert it to pickleball courts, and also add additional pickleball courts and a new basketball court as well at City Park since there is ample parking and restrooms in that area for players. The Sailmaster pickleball courts will also be re-purposed back to a basketball court. Staff will report to City Council at the next regular March meeting (March 20, 2023) with an update on the progress of the planning for the pickleball and basketball courts at City Park. During the transition process, the Sailmaster pickleball courts will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you plan to continue utilizing the courts along Sailmaster, please respect the hours of operation and also area neighbors when it comes to parking. Though it is a bit of a walk, there is ample parking at Lakeway City Hall located at 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road.