Marine Best of LA - Los Angeles magazine
Best of LA Winners
 

Marine

See Map / Get Directions
16th and Marine Sts. Los Angeles, CA 90405

Profile

Best Pickup Basketball Game, May 2006

Nestled in the less trendy southern reaches of Santa Monica is Marine Park. Its two side-by-side basketball courts are shaded by gnarled trees and complemented by a regal playground. Impromptu Saturday-morning pickup games look like a family-friendly version of L.A.’s Blade Runner future. Dreadlocked vegetarian brothers trade passes with slight Oaxacan ballers, who in turn offer sun-baked surfers homemade tamales. Summer and street ball coalesce into the basketball melting pot. A short hike from the ocean, the courts are where actors Jesse Borrego, Don Cheadle, and Esai Morales play.

Rating
Price
Categories
Family Fun