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Adult Athletics

Programs offered

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. We offer a wide variety of sport programs and leagues including:


Softball league (summer and fall)

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. See the adult softball rules here (PDF). 


Leagues will be offered Monday through Friday.

Season dates

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


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

Noble Sports Park
4701 Oak Grove Pkwy.


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.


We are now accepting registrations for our 2019 adult summer softball leagues. 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.

Registration Instructions

Fall 2019 adult sotfball registration form 

Register online for softball

Adult open hockey

See adult open hockey

No checking hockey league

See no checking hockey league

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.

Player registration dates

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


$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
Email Nathan Johnsen

More information

Visit BPAA Adult Soccer League

Find BPAA Adult Soccer on Facebook

Director Nathan Johnsen
Email Nathan Johnsen

Tennis leagues


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


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.


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


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


$25 per person.


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.


For ages 14 and up. 


Basic to intermediate.


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.


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


Sign up for tennis lessons

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.


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


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


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


Email Brooklyn Park Horseshoe Club

More information

Visit Minnesota Horseshoes

Pickleball introduction lessons

Want to learn the very basics and get to know the game of Pickleball?

These lessons will provide you with an opportunity to learn the rules and skills to start you off playing this popular, fun game. We can get you started playing right away and the more you play the better you get. All equipment will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.


Norwood Park Pickleball courts, 8100 Newton Ave. N.

Dates and times

Tuesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Starts May 10.



Pickleball tournament

We ask players to classify themselves based on their own experiences (leagues, previous tournaments, years of play, USAPA ranking, etc.) Medals awarded to the top teams.

Levels and dates

  • Mixed doubles are June 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Men’s and women’s doubles are June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tournament Deadline Cost per player
One tournament Before May 11 $20
One tournament After May 11 $25
Two tournaments Before May 11 $30
Two tournaments  After May 11 $35



Medals awarded to the top teams.


All registrations must be received in the Minnesota Recreation Parks Association (MRPA) office by noon on June 11.


Complete the form, clip and mail along with the entry fee to: Minnesota Recreation and Park Association, 200 Charles St. NE, Fridley, MN 55432

Make checks payable to "MRPA"

Download Pickleball Tournament registration (PDF)

More information

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

Visit Minnesota Recreation and Park Association

Kids and families playing basketball during open gym

Men's Monday Night Basketball League

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.


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!


Adult open gym is for 18 years and older.


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.

Family open gym

Get in a workout with your whole family! Enjoy quality time with a wide variety of activities during Family Open Gym Time.


All youth must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older).


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

Dates, days and times

June 8 to August 10, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Teens, June 22 to August 17, Fridays, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Some dates are closed due to BPAA tournaments, holidays and other events. No events on June 15, July 6 and July 20.


$3 per person. New punch cards option is available. Buy 8 visits for $18.

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


The most current and up-to-date standings can be found in the document section. Please choose your teams program to access the latest standings.

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.

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.

Phone and email

Steve Gulenchyn
Email Steve Gulenchyn

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