Hoopfest + Parks & Rec offer first outdoor basketball league

Registration opens February 20, 2021

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Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:39 p.m.

The Spokane Hoopfest Association and City of Spokane Parks & Recreation are partnering to present the City’s first Hooptown USA Outdoor League this spring, under Phase 2 guidelines. Registration opens online Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8 A.M.

“We want to see athletes of all ages outside and playing basketball,” said Matt Santangelo, executive director, Spokane Hoopfest Association. “There is a strong desire to get back outside and be active, and we can do it safely under the current guidelines. We have a fantastic park system, a great partnership with Spokane Parks & Rec, and we are excited at the possibilities now and in future years.”

The Hooptown USA Outdoor League will begin Saturday, March 13 and run for eight weeks utilizing outdoor, centrally located Hoopfest Community Courts in Spokane parks.

“We love that our parks and courts will be activated with this safe, healthy recreation activity under Phase 2,” said Garrett Jones, director of Parks & Recreation, City of Spokane. “It was important for us to come together with our longstanding partners at Hoopfest to find creative ways to offer healthy activities for our community while building on the popularity of parks and open spaces in 2020.”

Scholarships are available, and Hoopfest wants to ensure all teams and players interested in participating in this league are able to do so without cost as a barrier.


2021 Hooptown USA Outdoor League overview

  • Registration: opens Saturday, February 20 at 8 A.M. – capacity is limited, first come/first serve. The first eight teams to register in each division are guaranteed a spot.
  • Season: Begins Saturday, March 13, runs for eight weeks
  • 5on5 Divisions: Youth (3rd – 8th grade boys and girls), High School boys and girls, Adult (18+) men, women, and co-ed
  • Cost: $600/team registration fee (+$25 registration fee) – team scholarships are available
  • Locations: City of Spokane parks - the number of parks/locations will be determined based on need
  • COVID-19 guidelines
  • Outdoor League details