Allegheny County has free, public basketball courts in many of the parks, no reservations required. South Park features standard basketball courts and a unique basketball skills challenge called Bankshot™ basketball. Players of all ages and abilities can play through a course described as “mini golf with a basketball.”
Boyce Park - off Texas Road by the baseball fields and tennis courts
North Park - off Kummer Road by the ice rink
Settlers Cabin - off Ridge Road by the tennis courts
South Park - on Farmshow Drive by Black Ashes shelter and the Amphitheater
Hours of Operation
Dawn – Dusk
Year-round, weather and conditions permitting
New Bankshot Basketball Courts in South Park!
Bankshot™ Basketball is a new game of skill and challenge that is often described as a “mini golf with a basketball.”
Players of all ages and abilities, including disabled participants, proceed through a course of 21 angled, curved and non-conventionally configured brightly colored backboards, banking shots off the backboards and through the rims. Some shots demand caroms off two backboards. Some are ricochets and some diabolically maddening shots have three backboards and two rims. Players may use a scorecard to track their score as they shoot increasingly difficult shots at each of the stations.
Bankshot Sports™ are non-aggressive and entirely inclusionary. Participants play alongside, not against, each other.
How to Play
As a player goes from one station to the next, at each station, you bank shots off the Bankboards™ and through the nets. Depending on where you shoot from, you get a different number of points.
Colored circles mark the shooting spots. Try 2 shots from each circle to make one. If the first try is successful, move to the next shooting position. You must complete all 3 circles at each station before moving on.
10 points maximum at each station with bonus points at double hoop stations.