Food, Fun and Pickleball at Smash Park in Des Moines, IA

Chicken N Pickle may have been the first entertainment, restaurant and pickleball venue, but we can now add Smash Park to that list!

The location in Des Moines, IA features a casual restaurant that offers burgers, chicken, cocktails and salads. Pickleball isn’t the only sport they have available either, with bocce ball, pingpong, shuffleboard and board games ready for action.

Smash Park

The Des Moines Register article announcing the opening notes that “a majority of Smash Park’s 47,000 square feet is dedicated to pickleball.” Open play is $7/day on unreserved courts, or $10 – 20 depending per half hour depending on the day and time. There are 6 indoor and 2 outdoor courts.

The facility will be hosting leagues starting in October and plans to provide training clinics and regional tournaments down the road.

We’re always excited to hear about more entertainment and court locations opening up around the U.S.! The Smash Park site shares that they hope to “[recreate] those same backyard summer vibes of ’65, when pickleball was new and friends and family gathered to play, laugh and have fun together.” Sounds like our kind of place.

You can even rent out the Smash Park deck as an event space for parties or fun events when you want to have a posh pickleball gathering.

If you’re in the Des Moines area, be sure to check it out and share in the fun.

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