If you and your kids want to shoot some hoops or play basketball, here are playgrounds with basketball courts in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter. Bring a ball with you when you visit one of these playgrounds. It’s also a convenient list when you have kids of varying ages who want to do different activities. One can play on play equipment while the other shoots hoops or plays a pickup game of basketball.
You have your choice of two playgrounds at Jesmond Park. Head to the back playground and you’ll spot the half-basketball court. Find out more about Jesmond Park.
As well as the play equipment, there is also a half basketball court located adjacent to the playground. It’s location means that you can watch kids in the playground as well as the kids on the basketball court. Find out more about Islington Park.
Head to Stevenson Park in Mayfield West if you want to practice basketball skills. The playground overlooks a half-basketball court with plenty of seating area for those who want to sit back and watch their kids play. Find out more about Stevenson Park
Head to New Lambton to Novocastrian Park. Adjacent to the brand new playground is a half-basketball court. It’s a great spot for practising your basketball or netball shots. The netball ring is behind the basketball hoop facing the other way. Find out more about Novocastrian Park.
Pasterfield Sports Complex
Get your sport on at Pasterfield Sports Complex in Cameron Park. There’s a variety of courts just below the playground. Most are netball courts but there’s a full-size basketball court as well. This playground area is slightly raised so parents can watch one kid play in the playground and another in the court area. Find out more about Pasterfield Sports Complex.
Bridges Hill Park
Recently completed in March 2021, Bridges Hill Park playground in Cessnock also has a basketball court. One unique feature about this playground is the half-sized basketball court which includes fencing around the sides that ensures no balls roll away or get lost. It also features a beautiful Aboriginal Dreamtime mural. Find out more about Bridges Hill Park.
Located next to the large playground Bower Reserve in Medowie, you’ll find a half-size court featuring a basketball hoop one end and netball hoop the other. It’s a beautiful setting for practising some shots. Find out more about Bower Reserve in Medowie.
Fern Bay Reserve
If you want to practice tennis or handball as well as basketball, check out the innovative basketball court at Fern Bay Reserve in Fern Bay located right behind the playground. It’s a newly built, fully-fenced, half-size basketball court which incorporates soccer goals and a tennis/handball wall. Find out more about Fern Bay Reserve.
Although Camp Shortland can’t really be classed as a playground, it has some play equipment, hopscotch and scooter paths for younger kids. More importantly, it has a basketball half-court for shooting practice or a pickup game.
Want more information about playgrounds in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter, visit our Parks and Playgrounds section.
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