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San Rafael Basketball Courts

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San Rafael Basketball Courts

The city of San Rafael, California, has many basketball courts, most with additional attractions for the family or for basketball players. Residents can find a basketball court near where they live, and kids and adults can enjoy some quality time together.

Basketball, besides being a lot of fun for both kids and adults, gives you great health and weight loss benefits, not to mention also improves social and personal skills – something we all want our children to acquire. An hour of vigorous full-court basketball every day, when combined with a balanced diet with adequate carbohydrates, will result in discernible fat loss, for basketball is one of the highest calorie burners compared to other sports. It is an excellent cardiovascular workout, and improves muscle tone. One of the benefits of basketball is improving hand-eye coordination, a training that is essential for growing children. Basketball teaches teamwork and social skills which every child can benefit from. Finally it gives the child confidence from the boost of achievement.

These basketball courts in San Rafael offer you a chance to work out while having a good time in the fine California weather.

·       Sun Valley Park, 153 Alpine Street, has a basketball court, and also a volleyball court, a playground, and a group picnic area with tables for up to 20 people. So a picnic group can divide up to play games according to their interests while the younger kids romp in the playground.

·       Terra Linda Park, 670 Del Ganado Road, offers basketball courts, a playground and picnic tables. It’s ideal for a family picnic as well as a game of basketball, and kids can enjoy some unstructured playtime as well.

·       Victor Jones Park has, besides basketball courts, a baseball diamond and a playground. There is a group picnic area that accommodates 35, making it an ideal venue for getting together with friends and family for a fun picnic.

·       Bret Harte Park possesses basketball courts and recently refurbished playgrounds, as well as picnic tables. A good playtime venue when children are of a wide range in age.

·       Los Ranchitos Park, Sequoia Road, comprises a basketball court, a racquetball court, a fenced playground, a large field, a perimeter sidewalk ideal for kids’ tricycles, and benches all along the track, from where you can keep an eye on kids in any part of the grounds. The park is small, clean, quiet and secure, with well maintained bathrooms and easy street parking; the adjoining field is right for large picnic groups.

·       Marin YMCA, is a complete fitness facility. There is a full-sized basketball court, as well as volleyball, handball and racquet ball courts, indoor soccer, a large heated swimming pool, whirlpool, dry sauna and a well equipped fitness center. There is a range of activities and programs, which you can mix up with basketball for an interesting and well-rounded fitness routine. The early opening and late closing hours are handy for fitting some workout time in your busy day, as is the free child watch service that comes with family membership.

·       Gerstle Park   The basketball court is just one feature of this large park – besides the basketball court there is a tennis court and several picnic areas with tables and barbecues for up to 100 people, and a new playground designed to engage kids of all ages.

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