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Adult Sports

Adult Sports 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

Pickleball will resume on Tuesday, January 19 at the Community Activity Center.

There will be a maximum of 20 people per session and three courts. Chairs will be appropriately spaced out for those not playing. Masks will be required at all times while in the facility and during play.

We will continue to monitor for new updates that may arise.

Indoor pickleball

October-May, $3/time
Community Activity Center, Armory Gym

Recreational players:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8  – 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8 – 10 a.m.

Competitive players:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Fridays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please note – There are occasional canceled dates at the Community Activity Center. For more information, please call 763-493-8333.

Sign up to play

Due to COVID-19 all players are required to reserve playing time via SignupGenius. You can sign up one week at a time. Please call 763-493-8333 for more information.

Sign up for Competitive and Rec here: Signup Genius Look for Competitive or Rec tab at top.

Pickleball rules

  • Wearing a mask is required while in the building, including while playing.
  • Must keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance between non-household members while in the building.
  • Enter the building through door 23, which is the southeast door by the gym.
  • There is NO parking in the circle, as it is for drop off and pickup only.
  • There will be 3 courts available for play with a limit of 20 participants per session.
  • The cost to play is $3 per session. This year it is required to purchase a coupon booklet of 10 tickets from the CAC front office.
    • You will also be required to fill out a contact information form.
  • We will be using SignupGenius to track the number of participants in each session. You must sign up in advance to play. You are only allowed to sign up one week at a time.
  • Every person must sign up individually on SignupGenius. There will be no household sharing or swapping spots, as we do need be able to keep a true track of participants in the building.
  • Time of play:
  • Rec
    • Session 1: 8:00 – 10:00 am
    • Session 2: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Competitive (except for Fridays)
      • Session 1: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • You are only allowed to sign up for one session per day. Example: I signed up for session 1 on Tuesday; I then cannot sign up for session 2 of that same Tuesday.
  • No one will be allowed in the gym between 10:10 am and 10:20 am or after 12:40 pm.
  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before the beginning of your session and please leave on time.
  • Group play for Competitive: Monday and Wednesday during both sessions and Friday during session 2.
  • Group play for Rec: Tuesday and Thursday during both sessions and Friday during session 1.

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)

Get your friends, family, and co-workers together and enjoy this great game! Doubleheader and single game leagues are offered for men and co-rec play.

Softball Timeline 2021

January 8 All returning teams receive email with summer softball league registration information.
January 22 League registration opens to all returning and new teams
April 10 League registration closes to all teams
April 22 Final day to withdraw from the league and receive a full refund, less a $50 administration fee
Mid to late April Managers’ Meeting
May 4 Summer softball begins!

Registration Information

How to register:

  • Online: Register for softball here
    • Hit the search tab at the top of the online portal page and click Activity Search
    • Under the Activity Search Criteria in Type click Adult Programs
    • This will populate the Subtype to the right, in which you will click Athletics
    • Hit the Search button below to find the Adult Softball offerings.

*Please note registration is taken at a first-come first-serve basis

Cost

Summer team fees:

  • Doubleheader leagues: $850 for 20 games
  • Single Game leagues: $530 for 10 games

Fall team fees:

  • Doubleheader leagues: $480 for 10 games

Teams must pay in full at the time of registration. No partial payments will be accepted.

League Equipment

Legal softballs: Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks will provide each team with a supply of game balls as part of the league registration fee. Teams will receive their softballs at the start of the season. Each team will be responsible to ensure games balls are provided for each game. Balls do not need to be new, but clearly defined as a legal ball. Legal balls must be optic yellow in color and follow the USSSA guidelines listed below for each gender.

When a male is batting – 12-inch blue stitched Classic M ball

When a female is batting – 11-inch blue stitched Classic W ball

Legal bats: Bats will be legal for USSSA sanctioned play only if the bat is manufactured by an approved USSSA bat manufacturer on the USSSA approved bat manufacturer list and has the new USSSA mark (thumb print). See below for what the USSSA mark looks like.

League Rules

Brooklyn Park leagues play by USSSA rules. Please click the link below for the Brooklyn Park league rules.

Brooklyn Park Softball Rules- Coming soon!

League Classifications and Sanctioning

Department classifies its leagues as Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

We continue to sanction teams with USSSA at A, B, C, D & E levels.

GOLD LEAGUES 

Intended for teams seeking a highly competitive softball experience who typically participate in tournaments.

SILVER LEAGUES

Intended for recreational teams who desire a moderately competitive, softball experience.

BRONZE LEAGUES

Intended for teams seeking a fun and recreational softball experience with a low level of competition.

League sanctioning: All Brooklyn Park softball leagues are dual sanctioned with USSSA. Brooklyn Park plays its league according to USSSA rules. All bats and balls are required to follow USSSA parameters.

League Offerings

Summer Men’s Leagues

Night Level DH or SG Games
Tuesday Bronze DH 20
Tuesday Silver SG 10
Thursday Silver DH 20
Thursay Bronze DH 20

Summer Co-Rec Leagues

Night Level DH or SG Games
Wednesday Silver DH 20
Wednesday Brozne SG 10

Location

All league games are played at our award-winning Noble Sports Park which features, 310 foot fenced, lighted fields, covered dugouts, restrooms, ample parking, and easy access to 610 that can bring you to 94, 100, and 169 within minutes.

Noble Sports Park
Oak Grove Pkwy.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

League Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy

Full refunds will be processed if the league your team is registered for is canceled by the Recreation and Parks department due to lack of teams.

Pro-rated refunds will be processed if scheduled games are canceled and make up dates are not available due to unavailable facilities.

Teams will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee if your team withdraws at least 3 weeks before the start of play.

Refunds will not be processed if your team withdraws less than 3 weeks before the start of play or if your team is removed from the league due to disciplinary action.

Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the following procedures will take place:

The league director will determine if the games are to be played on that evening and update the weather line by 4 p.m.

The decision will be recorded on the weather line at 763-493-8181 option 1.

If inclement weather occurs after 4 p.m. staff will update the weather line as timely as possible, but games could also be called at the fields.

Text Alerts! You can receive Remind text notifications about league cancellations just by signing up! You can join by text, online or mobile app notifications. See instructions below.

Join by text: Text your league code to 81010.

Mobile app notifications: If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link:

  • Tuesday softball: rmd.at/bpstuessb
  • Wednesday softball: rmd.at/bpswedsb
  • Thursday softball: rmd.at/bpsthursb

Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You will be prompted to download the mobile app.

Summer league codes for Remind:

  • Tuesday softball: @bpstuessb
  • Wednesday softball – @bpswedsb
  • Thursday softball – @bpsthursb

Additional Information

  • Teams may register up to 20 players
  • Team space is limited

League Standings and Schedules

Coming soon!

 

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.