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Top Places To Play A Game Of Pick Up Basketball In Denver

April 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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Get out and enjoy Colorado’s beautiful weather all over Denver with a game of pick-up basketball. These games are a great way to exercise, meet new people and relieve everyday stress. Denver is one of the most physically active cities in the U.S. and parks are plentiful, but getting a game together can be a huge pain. Hop in on the games featured at these fun area venues right next door for heart-pumping action any time.

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Colorado Athletic Club
374 Iverness Pkwy.
Englewood, CO 80112
(303) 790-7777
www.coloradoathleticclubs.com/

Price: membership
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Hours:  Mon to Thurs – 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri – 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat to Sun – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Colorado Athletic Club hosts pick-up basketball games daily Monday to Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Reservations are not required but a membership package is.

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Washington Park

S. Downing Street and E. Louisiana Avenue
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 698.4692
denvergov.org/Parks

Price: free
Hours: Mon to Sat – 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Washington Park sits on more than 165 acres and includes two lakes. It features a public, free, full basketball court with three netted hoops. Two of the hoops are opposing to make a full court. Games run pretty constantly, but are most common outside of standard work hours.

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20th Street Gymnasium
1011 20th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 865-0520
www.denvergov.org/

Price: membership
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sun – closed

20th Street Gymnasium is one of Denver’s 27 recreation centers throughout the city. For around $150 per year, you can use the gym for all of your exercise needs, including pick-up basketball. This is a great place to meet people who want to play and form new teams, and the gym schedules games throughout the week.

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Eastmoor Park
6900 E. Princeton Ave.
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 758-7999
denvergov.org/Parks

Price: free
Hours: Mon to Sat – 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Eastmoor Park’s 14 acres are free and public, located in a quiet neighborhood with convenient on-street parking. This recreation area has a trail, shelter areas for picnics, a playground, basketball court and soccer fields. It is child and pet friendly and is a great place to try out your basketball skills on a team of locals.

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Southmoor Park 
3551 S. Poplar St.
(303) 698-4692
denvergov.org/Parks

Price: free
Hours: Mon to Sat – 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Southmoor Park is 17.5 acres of free, public trails, softball fields, soccer fields, a playground and basketball court. When visiting a park, be sure to bring your own basketball, plenty of water and the kids, who can easily play under mom and dad’s watchful at the sporting fields right by the courts.

Related: Best Parks for Kids in Denver

Michelle Humphrey is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found here.


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