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Basketball Court in Autumn

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Cambridge has outdoor athletic courts throughout the city where residents and visitors can enjoy tennis, pickleball, basketball, and other activities. See court locations below. You can also view the Public Parks, Playground, and Reservations Open Space Map, which shows the recreational resources available to the public at parks and open spaces in Cambridge. 

As part of the City's work around open space, we aim to promote healthy play and active recreation for people of all ages, abilities, genders, and backgrounds. We also aim to maximize the recreational use of open spaces, including outdoor athletic courts, for multi-generational and multi-purpose use. 

Court Rules

  • Please enjoy the courts respectfully.
  • Footwear with non-marking soles is required on the courts.
  • Limit play to 1 hour when other players are waiting to use them.
  • The City reserves priority for City and School-sponsored events. 

The following are prohibited on the courts

  • Private Lessons
  • Glass
  • Food
  • Pets
  • Drugs and Alcohol

Tennis / Pickleball Shared Use Court Locations 

Nets should be set to 36” at the center for tennis and 34” at the center for pickleball.

  • Hoyt Field (Western Ave. / Howard St.)
  • CRLS / War Memorial Recreation Center (459 Broadway)
  • Green-Rose Heritage Park (Harvard St. / Moore St.)

The City has installed adjustable nets at these courts to meet the demand of community pickleball interest and allow for shared-use. Cambridge Recreation staff are evaluating the potential for additional shared-use courts and stand-alone pickleball courts. 

Pickleball / Volley Ball Court Locations

  • Kendall Square Roof Garden (325 Main St. / Urban Park Roof Garden on top of Kendall Center Green Garage)
    • This court is a privately-owned public space, owned by Kendall Center. It is open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. from October 1 through April 14 and from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. from April 15 - September 30 on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    • View the Kendall Center Urban Park Hours and Rules

Tennis Court Locations

  • Anderson Courts (Pemberton St. / Yerxa Rd.)
  • Glacken Field (Huron Ave. / Holworthy St.)
  • Rafferty Park (Griswold St.)
  • Riverside Press Park (Memorial Dr. / River St.)

Basketball Court Locations

  • Ahern  Field (Kennedy/Longfellow School ‐ Fulkerson St. / Charles St.)
  • Anderson Courts (Pemberton St. / Yerxa Rd.)
  • Clement G. Morgan Park (Columbia St. / Washington St.)
  • Corporal Burns Park (Memorial Dr. / Flagg St.)
  • Costa Lopez Taylor Park (Charles St. / Lopez Ave.)
  • Dana Park (Magazine St. / McTernan St.)
  • David Nunes Park (Brookline St. / Allston St.)
  • Donnelly Field (King Open School ‐ Berkshire St. / York St.)
  • Father Callanan Playground (Tobin School ‐ Concord Ave. / Fern St.)
  • Glacken Field (Huron Ave. / Holworthy St.)
  • Gold Star Mothers Park (Gore St. / Sixth St.)
  • Hoyt Field (Western Ave. / Howard St.)
  • Larch Road Park (Larch Rd.)
  • Lindstrom Field (Morse School ‐ Brookline St / Granite St.)
  • Lowell School Park (Mt. Auburn St. / Lowell St.)
  • Paine Park (Amory St. / St. Mary Rd)
  • Rafferty Park (Griswold St.)
  • Raymond Park/Corcoran Field (Upland Rd. / Raymond St.)
  • Rev. Williams Park (Dudley St. / Cedar St.)
  • Riverside Press Park (Memorial Dr. / River St.)
  • Sacramento Field (Sacramento St.)
  • Sennott Park (Broadway / Norfolk St.)
  • St. Peter’s Field (Sherman St.)


What should I do if court equipment needs to be repaired?

If court equipment needs repairs, please submit a SeeClickFix request. 

How do I adjust the netting on a shared use court?

To adjust nets on shared pickleball / tennis courts, rotate the crank on the side of the net until it is at your sport's required height. Nets should be set to 36" at the center for tennis and 34" at the center for pickleball.
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