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    Best Public Basketball Court

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Public Basketball Court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Central Park

    Best Place for Pick-up Basketball Game BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Brookhaven Park

    Best Public Basketball Court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Central Park

    Best Place for Pick-up Basketball Game BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Picked By » Readers
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Central Park

    Best public basketball court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Grant Park Recreation Center

    Best public basketball court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Central Park

    Best public basketball court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Central Park

    Best public basketball court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Candler Park (Featured)

    Public basketball court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Candler Park (Featured)

    Best public basketball court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Candler Park (Featured)

    Runner-up: Hammond Park


    705 Hammond Drive N.E., Sandy Springs, 404-303-6176, www.allaboutsandysprings.com

    Best Basketball Court BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2002
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Run & Shoot Athletic Center

    Best Place for Pick-up Basketball Game BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Run N' Shoot Athletic Center (Permanently Closed)
    Ever since White Men Can't Jump romanticized pick-up basketball, playing ball with a potpourri of doctors, students and homeless men has become an acceptable way to get in shape. In Atlanta, look no further than the Run 'N Shoot Athletic Center, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with seven gorgeousmore...
    Ever since White Men Can't Jump romanticized pick-up basketball, playing ball with a potpourri of doctors, students and homeless men has become an acceptable way to get in shape. In Atlanta, look no further than the Run 'N Shoot Athletic Center, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with seven gorgeous courts, all with glass backboards and breakaway rims. A one-day pass will run you $6, and don't be afraid to stay as long as you like — they even have an in-house barbershop. less...

    Best Place for Pick-up Basketball Game BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Picked By » Readers
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Chastain Park
    You're inside a dimly-lit gymnasium, as you and a person you've never met press up against each other, both covered in sweat, both trying to grab the basketball. You think about how good your opponent is, and you know he must have played basketball somewhere in college, but you don't ask. You just grabmore...
    You're inside a dimly-lit gymnasium, as you and a person you've never met press up against each other, both covered in sweat, both trying to grab the basketball. You think about how good your opponent is, and you know he must have played basketball somewhere in college, but you don't ask. You just grab the ball, spin and shoot it, and watch it get swatted into the stands. But you'll be back tomorrow night to get another run in. And so will he. less...

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