10 Great Outdoor & Indoor Basketball Courts in Austin, TX

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Looking for a place to shoot some hoops, play some pick up games, or work on your 3-pointer? We've gathered 10 of our favorite parks, recreation centers, and gymnasiums with outdoor and indoor basketball courts in Austin, TX. Check out some of the courts:

1) Alamo Pocket Park Basketball Court

Photo by Sandy Carson at The Austin Chronicle

Cost of Entry:

Free!

Alamo Pocket Park is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

2100 Alamo St, Austin, TX 78722

What's The Scoop:

Alamo Pocket Park, located in East Austin, was named the Best Basketball Court by The Austin Chronicle in 2011. Whether you're rolling in solo or with your crew, the pick up games at Alamo will help you fulfill your competitiveness. Want to know more or see their event schedule? Click here for more information.

2) Hancock Recreation Center Basketball Court

Photo from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Cost of Entry:

Free!

Hancock Recreation Center is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

811 E 41st St, Austin, TX 78751

What's The Scoop:

Hancock Recreation Center, located just north of The University of Texas at Austin's campus, has an outdoor basketball court adjacent to their 9 hole golf course. Looking for some competition? Enter your squad into the seasonal Hancock Blacktop Classic Tournament! Want to know more or see their event schedule? Click here for more information.

3) Shipe Park Basketball Court

Photo from Local Secrets Austin by Dan Gentile in Smart Magazine

Cost of Entry:

Free!

Shipe Neighborhood Park is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

4400 Avenue G, Austin, TX 78751

What's The Scoop:

Shipe Neighborhood Park, located in North Austin, was named a local secret in Austin by Smart Magazine for it's nightly pick up basketball games. Head over to Shipe Park solo or with your crew for some friendly competition! Want to know more? Click here for more information.

4) Clark Basketball Courts - UT Austin

Photo from UT Recreational Sports at utrecsports.org

Cost of Entry:

A valid UT Student ID or UT RecSports Membership is required.

Where It's Located:

What's The Scoop:

The Clark Basketball Courts, located on The University of Texas at Austin's campus, has 4 outdoor basketball courts that are well lit and open until 11:00 PM Sunday through Thursday. You will need a valid student ID or UT RecSports Membership to get in! Click here for more information.

5) McBeth Recreation Center Gymnasium

Photo from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Cost of Entry:

Free!

Danny G. McBeth Recreation is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

2401 Columbus Dr, Austin, TX 78746

What's The Scoop:

Danny G. McBeth Recreation Center, located in Zilker Park, has an indoor basketball court that's perfect for when you're looking to avoid the summer heat. They also have basketball opportunities for Austinities of differing abilities. Want to know more or see their event schedule? Click here for more information.

6) Givens Recreation Center Gymnasium

Photo from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Cost of Entry:

Free!

Givens Recreation Center is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

What's The Scoop:

Givens Recreation Center, located in East Austin, has a full indoor gymnasium with 6 basketball hoops. This family-friendly rec center is a great place to shoot some hoops or jump in a pick-up game. Want to know more or see their event schedule? Click here for more information.

7) Austin Recreation Center Gymnasium

Photo from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Cost of Entry:

Free!

Austin Recreation Center is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

1301 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

What's The Scoop:

Austin Recreation Center, located in Central Austin, has been around since 1923, but wasn't known by it's current name until 1970. Today, it has a 7000 sq. foot gymnasium with six basketball hoops and is also equipped for volleyball. Want to know more? Click here for more information.

8) TownLake YMCA Gymnasium

Photo from YMCA TownLake at austinymca.org

Cost of Entry:

An active YMCA Membership is Required.

Where It's Located:

1100 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703

What's The Scoop:

TownLake YMCA, located adjacent to Downtown Austin, has a full-size gymnasium with 6 basketball hoops and is equipped for volleyball as well. They offer both Youth and Adult basketball leagues for members and non-members alike (at an additional cost). Want to know more or see their event schedule? Click here for more information.

9) South Austin Recreation Center Gymnasium

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Cost of Entry:

Free!

South Austin Recreation Center is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

1100 Cumberland Rd, Austin, TX 78704

What's The Scoop:

South Austin Recreation Center, located minutes from Zilker Park in South Austin, boasts a full court gymnasium with 6 basketball hoops. They host friendly competition in the form of Adult intramural sports, but it's also a great spot to shoot around or hop in a pick up game. Want to know more or see their event schedule? Click here for more information.

10) Schroeter Park Basketball Court

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Cost of Entry:

Free!

Hubert C. Schroeter Neighborhood Park is owned and operated by the City of Austin.

Where It's Located:

11701 Big Trail, Austin, TX 78759

What's The Scoop:

Hubert C. Schroeter Park, located in Northwest Austin, is a quaint park with a basketball court, picnic tables, grills, and a playground. It's a great place to shoot some hoops or a gathering of family and friends (or both)! Want to know more? Click here for more information.

Bad News: Austin Scores Poorly On Access to Basketball Courts for Its Residents

Austin ranks 42nd overall in meeting the needs for parks. Although Austin has some great options for basketball available to the public, we scored a measly 16 out of a possible 40 points on access to basketball courts in 2018. At Austin Parks Foundation, we're dedicated to changing that.

Parks are central to communities no matter part of town they're in, and basketball courts can be a big part of that. A perfect example is Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park that received a $100,000 Impact Grant for park improvements including a new basketball court!

Does your neighborhood have a need for a basketball court or other park improvements? Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help your park or donate to the parks today.

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