There are a large number of outdoor basketball courts scattered throughout Seattle, with a smaller quantity of indoor courts. Seattle Parks and Recreations have installed basketball courts at a large number of parks throughout the city, and many community centers run by Seattle Parks have indoor basketball courts as well. You will also find outdoor courts at various Seattle public and private schools, and while these schools also may have indoor courts, these are generally not available for public use.
Seattle Parks and Recreations have close to 100 basketball courts in various parks spread throughout Seattle. Some of the smaller parks feature half courts, while the large parks typically have one or more full courts. The quality of the courts, hoops and backboards vary, but in general, they are typically in pretty good shape. At some of the larger parks with full courts, you may be able to find pick-up games in the early evenings and on weekends.
This single hoop and half court is situated next to the bathrooms in the Northeast corner of Cascade Park in the South Lake Union / Cascade neighborhood in downtown Seattle. While the lines on the court are disappearing, the hoop and court surface are in good shape.Cascade Park Basketball Court
Discovery Park, in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, has a full court, which is in good shape, with two basketball hoops that have aging backboards. The courts are located near the southeast corner of the park next to the tennis courts, a short walk from the Discovery Park Visitor Center.Discovery Park Basketball Courts
Ella Bailey Park, in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, has two basketball hoops in pretty good condition located adjacent to each other. Each hoop is lined with key and free-throw, although it's short of a true half court. The courts are located on the western side of this small park. During your break, you can enjoy the view of the Seattle skyline from the park.Ella Bailey Basketball Courts
Gilman Park, located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, has a small basketball court which was renovated in 2017 (as was the playground area situated next to the court). The court is located in the southeast corner of the park off of 9th Ave, and you will find a single hoop with a semi circle playing surface, which is in great shape. Gilman Park restrooms are located nearby.Gilman Park Basketball Court
Golden Gardens Park, located along the Puget Sound in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, has a half court with a single hoop tucked into the northern side of the Golden Gardens bathhouse. Both the court and hoop are in great shape, and there is plenty of parking nearby, but during peak times in warm weather, parking at Golden Gardens can be downright impossible.Golden Gardens Basketball Court
Green Lake Park, in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, features 3 basketball hoops, with one full court and one half court, both of which are lined. The basketball courts sit adjacent to the Green Lake Community Center and the courts and hoops are in good shape.Green Lake Park Basketball Courts
Jefferson Park, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, has a single lined full court with two basketball hoops. The court surface and hoops are in great shape, the basketball court is located just off Beacon Avenue South, just North of the driving range. There is a parking lot adjacent to the courts, however it fills up quickly with park visitors during popular times. A bathroom in the park is available a short walk away.Jefferson Park Basketball Court
Kerry Park, located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, has a single half court in the southeast corner of the park, located off of Prospect Street. Note, the court is right next to a private property.Kerry Park Basketball Court
Ross Park, located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, has a small half basketball court with a single net in good shape and a smooth playing surface. The court is located at the north end of the park and given its proximity to the playground, it’s not uncommon for the hoop to get a lot of use from younger children.Ross Park Basketball Court
Webster Park, in the Sunset Hill neighborhood (which is part of Ballard neighborhood) has 4 basketball hoops spread across one full court, and two half courts, and the concrete playing surface is in good shape. Webster Park playground sits adjacent to the courts, and you will often find toddlers making use of the area during the day; however there is generally enough space for everyone to get their fill of activities, whether it’s a basketball game or riding a tricycle.Webster Park Basketball Courts
Woodland Park, located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, has a small unlined court with a single hoop. Both the hoop and the court were recently constructed and are in good shape. The court is located in the northwest corner of Woodland Park, near the Bear parking lot for the Woodland zoo off of Woodland Park Loop road.Woodland Park Basketball Court
St Alphonsus School, in the neighborhood of Ballard, has four hoops on two full sized courts. As of January 2022, one of the hoops is broken and unusable. While the basketball courts are on private property (St. Alphonsus School is a private school), the courts are available to the general public outside of school hours and special events - a sign on the fence says to stay out of the area during school hours. There is ample street parking around the courts, and no available public restrooms.St Alphonsus School Basketball Courts
Whitman Middle School, in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, has 4 courts with eight hoops, however only six hoops are functional (there was a tree branch shoved in one hoop on the last visit). For warning, the courts and hoops are in rough shape as of the summer of 2022 - the concrete is uneven, with numerous cracks filled with grass throughout the courts. But if you live nearby and just want to shoot some hoops, then the Whitman Middle School courts may be all you need.Whitman Middle School Basketball Courts