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Adult Athletics

We offer a wide variety of sport programs and leagues open to both men and women.

Adult athletics are open to men and women. We bring more options to you through our partnerships with the Recreation and Park Departments from Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Maple Grove and New Hope.

Pickleball

We offer indoor and outdoor Pickleball.

Indoor pickleball

September-May, $2/time
Community Activity Center, Armory Gym

Recreational players:

  • Monday and Wednesday….11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday….8 a.m.–11 p.m.

Advanced players:

  • Monday and Wednesday….8–11 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday….11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Open play:

Fridays….8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

There are occasional canceled dates; for more information call 763-493-8333.

Outdoor pickleball

April-October, no cost

Outdoor Pickleball begins in April at Norwood and Bass Creek Parks.

Nets, balls and some paddles are available.

Norwood Park (8100 Newton Ave N)
Recreational: Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8–11 a.m.
Advanced players: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,  8–11 a.m.

Bass Creek Park (6665 Boone Ave N) 
No formal group time scheduled.

Pickleball tournament

If you are looking for a pickleball tournament, contact the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association.

More information

Deb Weinreis, 763-571-1305 ext. 106
Email Deb Weinreis

Visit Minnesota Recreation and Park Association

Softball league (summer and fall)

Adult Softball

Get your friends and family together and enjoy this great game! Double header and single game formats per evening for men’s D and E and co-rec D.

Days

Leagues will be offered Monday through Friday.

Season dates

Summer league begin last week in April. Fall league begins in late August.

Location

League games played at our award-winning, lighted softball complex.

Noble Sports Park
4701 Oak Grove Pkwy.

Cost

Team fees are $1065 for 24 games (double headers) or $650 for 12 games (single header). Teams must pay in full. No partial payment will be accepted.

Registration

Fall registration begins in June. Team may roster up to 20 players. Team space is limited. Registration is taken on a first come first serve basis.

Register for softball

Standings

View Adult Fall Softball Thursday Night Standings (PDF) >

Hockey

Adult Open Hockey

Open Hockey

Ages

Sessions are open to men and women 18 years or older.

Days and times

Adult open hockey sessions are scheduled on most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at various times. Schedules will change from season to season. Current schedules are posted at the arena.

Call for times 763-493-8181 extension 7

Equipment required

You are required to wear a hockey helmet, gloves and shin pads. Other equipment is optional.

The arena has basic hockey merchandise for sale such as tape and mouth guards.

Cost

Pay the office attendant one hour before scheduled ice time.

Type Price
Skaters $7
Goalies Free
Pass, 12 sessions $70

Signing up for open hockey

A maximum of 20 skaters and 4 goalies are accepted before each session. Spots are first-come, first-served. Sign-up sheets are placed out one hour before the start of the session at the office.

No checking hockey league

Elite Gold and Silver Divisions

No checking/no slap-shot hockey league. Up to 20 players per team. This is an officiated league with a 10-game regular season and a 2-game guarantee tournament.

Ages

Open to post-high-school adults 18 or older.

Cost

$1,335 per team

Season dates

Summer league begins in April. Fall leagues begins in September. Winter league begins in January. Games are played Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Register

Call 763-493-8333.

Soccer league (BPAA Adult co-rec)

BPAA Adult Soccer is a soccer league for women and men age 18 and older (must be 18 by the first game).

Teams are formed by individuals that are interested in playing together. Teams should designate a captain who will be the contact to the league committee, and a team name along with uniform color. Teams may roster between 16 to 22 players. There must be a minimum of 6 individuals of each gender registered on each team.

Season dates

May 15 to June 28. Games played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Games and format

Each team will have approximately 12 games. Games are two 35-minute halves with 11 versus 11 players.

Player registration

Players must register individually for a team by their team captains last name until a team name is established (i.e. Team Smith). Individuals registering but not on a team may register for the player pool. Registering for the player pool does not guarantee a roster spot on a team.

Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.
763-493-8333

Player registration dates

March 1 to April 30. Absolutely NO registrations after the first games on May 15 and NO unregistered/un-rostered players.

Cost

$60 per player. Refunds given only before second game and if player did not play first game.

Team registration

To set up a team, contact:

Director Nathan Johnsen
612-310-3590
Email Nathan Johnsen

More information

Visit BPAA Adult Soccer League

Find BPAA Adult Soccer on Facebook

Director Nathan Johnsen
612-310-3590
Email Nathan Johnsen

Tennis leagues

Levels

We have two divisions of play: intermediate and advanced for both men’s and women’s singles.

Season

Begins the week of June 12. Consists of a 8 to 10-match schedule. Men’s singles are Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Women’s singles are Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. At the beginning of the season each player will receive a match schedule, which states when and where you will play.

Rescheduling matches

Match dates and times may be rescheduled by calling your opponent to make alternate arrangements, and then booking a court with the city.

Championship

The league champion will receive a championship t-shirt at the conclusion of the season.

Location

Leagues may play matches in any one of the participating cities depending on the community that is administering your particular league.

  • Brooklyn Center
  • Crystal
  • Golden Valley
  • New Hope
  • Robbinsdale

Cost

$25 per person.

Registration

Register by May 18. Call New Hope Recreation Department at 763-531-5100.

Adult tennis lessons

A skilled tennis instructor will teach rules, regulations, forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Play tennis, meet new people and stay active! All participates get a T-shirt.

Ages

For ages 14 and up.

Levels

Basic to intermediate.

Location

Noble Sports Park tennis courts (lighted), 4701 Oak Grove Pkwy.

Class duration

Class consists of 6 55-minutes lessons.

Class dates

Wednesday, June 13 to July 25 (No class on July 4), 7:15 to 8:10 p.m.

Cost

$59 for Brooklyn Park residents. $71 for everyone else.

Registration

Sign up for tennis lessons

Men’s Monday Night Basketball League

Adult Basketball

New Hope Parks and Recreation will offer an officiated men’s basketball league this fall and winter. The league will be classified Men’s Class C/D and the winner will receive a a paid berth to the state tournament. For more info, call 763-531-5151.

Location

New Hope Community Gyms (north end of Cooper High School)
8230 47th Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428

Adult drop-in gym

A picture ID is required. Everyone is required to sign in at the front desk!

Ages

Adult open gym is for 18 years and older.

Location

Zanewood Recreation Center
7100 Zane. Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Activities, dates, days, time and cost

Activity Dates Days Time Cost per person
Basketball June 13 to August 15 Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. $5 or 8 visits for $30
Pickleball March 6 to April 26 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $3 or 8 visits for $18
Soccer March 10 to April 28 Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $4
Volleyball March 11 to April 29 Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $5 or 8 visits for $30

Some dates are closed due to BPAA tournaments, holidays and other events. No activities on July 4.

Brooklyn Park Horseshoe Club

Your level of skill is not important because we use handicapped scoring. This is also a very affordable sport. So get up and move! This is a group of people having fun and enjoying summer.

Levels

For men, women, juniors and seniors, beginner or veteran players.

Location

Central Park horseshoe courts
8440 Regent Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Season

League run May through August. We pitch Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Register

Email Brooklyn Park Horseshoe Club

More information

Visit Minnesota Horseshoes

Team registrations

Team registrations are taken for most leagues. If you are interested in signing up your team to participate, you must register and pay in person or through the mail:

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Free agent program

If you would like to be placed on teams as an individual, call the Recreation Office at 763-493-8333 to be placed on a free agent list.

When teams are looking for additional players this list is made available to them to help fill out their teams. You may also use this list to coordinate your own team.

Severe weather notice

City programs held at school facilities will be canceled if schools close during the day. Call the Weather and Information Line at 763-493-8181, after 4 p.m. for weather-related cancellations.