Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

March 29, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Arslan Guney and Parks and Recreation Head to Mediation Over Pickleball Incident

DENVER—Last week, 71-year-old Arslan Guney turned himself in to police after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Denver Police Department. Guney is alleged to have caused damage to Denver’s Central Park Recreation Center after taking a Sharpie to the floor of the recreation center to mark boundaries for a pickleball court. According to Denver Parks and Recreation officials, Mr. Guney’s actions caused thousands of dollars in damages to the floor at the expense of taxpayers.

The following statement is to be attributed to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.

“My office has not charged Mr. Arslan Guney with any criminal counts regarding the pickleball incident with Denver Parks and Recreation. At my suggestion, the parties will attempt to resolve this matter through mediation with a city mediator. I am optimistic that by sitting down and working out a mutually-agreeable solution, this matter can be solved amicably.”