NYC Parks

Rucker Park Basketball Courts

Basketball Court, Park, and Playground
Washington Heights, New York
  • Ken P.
    "It's the Mecca of hoops!"(4 Tips)
    "how streetball"(6 Tips)
    Macleem Sports
    "playground legends"(3 Tips)
    Above The Rim
    "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving"(2 Tips)
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  • BET
    BETFebruary 1, 2013
    A wide variety of NBA, college & streetball players have added to the historic legacy of the park. See some noteworthy examples of African-Americans' contributions to us all:
  • Jumpman23
    Jumpman23January 11, 2013
    Streetball has its roots in NYC, and elements of this style are part of Carmelo Anthony’s arsenal. Watch Melo talk about how streetball influences his game:
  • nycHealthy
    nycHealthySeptember 6, 2012
    Make NYC Your Gym with your friends by challenging them to a pick-up basketball game at the Rucker Park Basketball Courts. Making NYC Your Gym with others is not only good exercise but tons of fun!
  • Carlos V.
    i love this pace, such a powerful court in spirit .. salute to our elders and ancestors that laid the foundation.. for our future.. be mindful and hopeful
  • T🎄🎅🏼🎁☃️❄️
    Awesome place to play some good ball. Whether you come during the week and play with the school kids (who are really good), or on the weekend wit the ballers.
  • Macleem Sports
    Macleem SportsMarch 22, 2011
    The court on 155th street has seen more All Stars (playground legends & professionals) than any arena in the country. Arrive early or you'll regret it! Read more
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksMarch 12, 2012
    The Rucker Tournament, a streetball tournament begun in 1950, has produced NBA all-stars, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Mullin, Connie Hawkins, and Jamaal Tinsley.
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsOctober 26, 2010
    PHOTO: From 1889 to 1964 the spot across 8th Ave was known as Polo Grounds, and was the baseball field for the New York Giants. Click "More Info" for an aerial view of the field from 1951! Read more
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJune 6, 2012
    You can now look for "attwifi" in your device's network settings screen to find free Wi-Fi access at the Rucker Park courts. Read more
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    It's the Mecca of hoops! Mad celebs come to check out games! Great atmosphere
  • Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
    EBC Tournament is Monday - Thursday evenings. Pick-up starts Sundays at 12pm. Legends: Julius Erving, Joe Hammond, Pee Wee Kirkland, Skip To My Lou.
  • HOT 97
    HOT 97June 29, 2011
    Join Hot 97 every Wednesday through 8/1 for the EBC's 30th Anniversary with even more NBA surprises & Def Jam artist making appearances.Check in every week for exclusive prizing! Read more
  • Devonta
    DevontaNovember 13, 2015
    Where legends like PeeWee Kirkland and Fly Williams were MADE. #HikeNike #NYC
  • Jesus C.
    Jesus CaroAugust 13, 2015
    Seems like a rough place but it isn't. At the games the police is always there and the check you very well.
  • Mark I.
    Mark IdstromJuly 21, 2013
    Great place to watch some great players.
  • Above The Rim
    Above The RimMarch 31, 2011
    This place is the mecca of streetball! We're down for a game here anytime of the day.
  • Kirk D.
    Kirk DSeptember 24, 2013
    I scored a layup on a five-year-old! My basketball career is complete!
  • Brisk
    BriskNovember 5, 2010
    "Rucker game attender,With the Bent parked on the sidewalk with the temp plates on the fender" - Jay-Z "Welcome to New York City"
    BOOP KIDApril 1, 2012
    My park rucker I saw every NBA player play at my park from movies to videos n from rap stars
  • Above The Rim
    Above The RimApril 20, 2011
    Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving have all played on this famous streetball venue.
  • Ciro A.
    Ciro AndreottiDecember 2, 2011
    It's impossible to stand in front of Rucker and not want to do some basketball in someone's face. I do not I made it to resist
  • rjasonyc
    rjasonycSeptember 19, 2012
    the only court that matters in this mega city!!!
  • Twin C.
    Twin CutzJuly 6, 2013
    BBall Mecca
  • Nike Mobile Unit
    Nike Mobile UnitJuly 27, 2010
    The NikeMobileUnite is here weekly checking out the latest teams showcase their skills. Read more
  • Edgar F.
    The #mecca of #basketball
  • Delilah C.
    Delilah ChamilcoAugust 20, 2014
    Got in from a walk
    BOOP KIDApril 1, 2012
    My park rucker the best
  • VH1
    VH1July 13, 2010
    TO and Ocho ballin' at the famous Rucker Park NYC. TO's got bunnies - he just dunked!!!
  • Paramitha M.
    Paramitha MithaJuly 13, 2010
    TO and Ocho ballin' at the famous Rucker Park NYC. TO's got bunnies - he just dunked!!!
  • Nako P.
    Nako PecahAugust 2, 2011
    dunking with kobe and bow wow
  • Nick T.
    Nick ThomasDecember 20, 2011
    There's nothing bad I can say about this court. At all!
  • Nike Mobile Unit
    Nike Mobile UnitJuly 22, 2010
    They have some really live games here .. Read more
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