Basketball On The Beach

By John Grossi

Where else can you watch your jump shot sink through the net while watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean? The new courts on Ocean Blvd near Junipero are a favorite both for Long Beach basketball enthusiasts and those visiting the beach. With one full court and one half court, conveniently located near the beach parking off Junipero (near Bluff Park), basketball players can experience a playing atmosphere like no other.


Recreational basketball culture in Long Beach thrives. It’s the only “team” sport where one person can head to any court, pretty much any given day or time, and get into a pickup game. Evenings, when people are off work, and weekend mornings are two high traffic times for every court around town. Here’s a list!


Admiral Kidd Park

2125 Santa Fe Ave

Lighted


Bayshore Playground

5415 E. Ocean Blvd.

Unlighted


California Recreation Center

1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Lighted


Cesar E. Chavez Park

401 Golden Ave.

½ Court - Lighted


Cherry Park

1901 E. 45th Street

Lighted


College Estates Park

808 Stevely Ave.

Unlighted


Coolidge Park

352 E. Neece Ave.

Lighted


DeForest Park

6255 DeForest Ave.

Lighted


Drake Park

952 Maine Ave.

Lighted


El Dorado Park West

2800 Studebaker Rd.

Lighted


14th Street Park

Chestnut and 14th

½ Court Unlighted


Heartwell Park

5802 E. Parkcrest Ave.

Lighted


Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Ave.

Lighted


MacArthur Park

1321 Anaheim Street

Lighted


Orizaba Park

Orizaba & Spaulding

Unlighted


Pan American Park

5157 Centralia Ave.

Lighted


Ramona Park

3301 E. 65th Street

Lighted


Scherer Park

4600 Long Beach Blvd.

Lighted


Silverado Park

1545 W. 31st Street

Lighted


Somerset Park

1500 E. Carson Street

Lighted


Stearns Champions Park

4520 E. 23rd Street

Lighted


Tanaka Park