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Sporting Life

The Sporting LifeWhen you’re voted by The Sporting News as one of the “Best Sporting Cities” in America, the art of playing is raised to a whole new level.

First and foremost, Morgantown is home to West Virginia University, which means  the Big 12 is big time.  In fact, Morgantown rises from 4th largest city in the state to number one on most WVU football game days!

Morgantown’s recreational crown jewel is Mylan Park, a 320 acre nonprofit recreational and educational complex located just minutes from town.

There are over a dozen community parks in the immediate area packed with basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields and playground equipment.   The standout, White Park, is 170 acres that includes an indoor ice arena that is perfect for family fun.  The Marilla Skate Park features an outdoor skate board and BMX bike facility including a half-pipe, pyramid with a rail and two combination vert ramps.  The best source of information and directions is Families with tots should visit Tugboat Depot, the community-built playground in Star City – perfect for youngsters with a lot of energy to burn!

Seven 18-hole golf courses offer duffers challenging greens and fairways three seasons a year.  Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa overlooking Cheat Lake is home to two 18-hole championship courses.  Meadow Ponds  Golf Course and Mountaineer Golf Course offer beautiful mountain views while the  course at Alpine Lake was chosen by Golf Traveler magazine as a top-50 “scenic & friendly” destination in the U.S.  One nine-hole course, Dunkard Valley Golf, offers a quick round on your way out of town.

Dog Lovers have a place in Morgantown, too:  Stanley’s Spot Dog Park is the perfect place to take your best friend! The park features fenced areas for large and small dogs and is located along the Decker’s Creek Trail. 

FOR MORE! » Download our WVU Ultimate Fan Playbook which includes parking maps, PRT routes and other Game-Day information designed to make  your college football sports outing in Greater MORE!gantown a trip to remember.



Alpine Lake

Motel, large beach area and swimming, 18-hole golf course, driving range, miniature golf, tennis courts, basketball, fishing, and 150-acre lake. 700 West Alpine Dr., Terra Alta, WV 26764.
800-752-7179 | Website

Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa

Home of two 18-hole, championship courses. The Lakeview Course is rated a four star golf course by Golf Digest, and rated among the top 100 public golf courses in America. This par 72 course offers an intricate tree-lined design, featuring large undulating greens, tight fairways and scenic views. The Mountainview Course is a favorite of visiting professionals and amateurs. Golf packages are offered year round. After a day of golf or if you just need a day to relax, visit Lakeview’s Spa Roma, a full-service spa. Exit 10 off of I-68. Tee times necesssary. One Lakeview Dr., Morgantown, WV 26508.
304-594-1111 | Website

Meadow Ponds Golf Course

The 18-hole Meadow Ponds course at the Meadow Ponds Golf & Country Club facility in Cassville, West Virginia features 5,173 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 64.9 and it has a slope rating of 113. Route 7, West Cassville, WV 26527.
304-328-5570 | Website

Mountaineer Golf and Country Club

Mountaineer Golf Course is challenging, yet player friendly for any skill level. Semi-fast greens vary in size from 2500 to 7200 square feet. Total yardage from white tees is 6131, from gold tees 5266, and from red tees 4817. Mountaineer Golf Course is well maintained and most cart paths are paved. A fleet of 70 golf carts are available for your use. Areas Largest Driving Range, Fully Stocked Pro Shop, Complete Snack Bar, Golf Lessons, Friendly Staff.
304-328-5520 | Website

Preston County Country Club

Founded in 1925 on property originally belonging to George Washington, Preston Country Club offers golf and dining to the public as well as its members. As one of West Virginia’s longest golf courses at 7001 yards from the tips, PCC has hosted the Men and Womens Tri-State for over 20 years, the Senior Tri-State and other area tournaments. A putting green and driving range are near the pro shop. Pull carts and electric golf carts are available for rental. 1 Camp Dawson Rd., Kingwood, WV 26537 For Tee times call 304-329-2100, Pro shop call 304-329-2100

Paradise Lake Golf Course

Paradise Lake Golf Course is great for beginners. It is a 9-hole golf course located within Morgantown. The public is welcome, golf cart and club rental is available and golf equipment. 83 Brown Chapel Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508. 304-291-0827

Dunkard Valley Golf Course

The 9-hole “Dunkard Valley” course at the Dunkard Valley Golf Course facility in Blacksville,West Virginia features 2,224 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 33 . The course rating is 30.0 and it has a slope rating of 113. 195 Old Mill Rd., Blacksville, WV 26521. 304-432-8486

The Pines Country Club

A par 71 18-hole championship golf course features a practice driving range and putting green, heated swimming pool, and clubhouse facilities with lockers and showers. 3062 Point Marion Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505. 304-296-3462 | Website


Cheat Lake Park

Children’s playground on Cheat Lake situated next to the 4.5-mile rail trail. Picnic areas, fishing pier, fish cleaning stations and restrooms (seasonal).

Jack Roberts Park

Four-acre park featuring basketball courts, athletic fields, playground areas and picnic tables, . Handicap accessible areas. West Virginia Ave. in First Ward, Morgantown.

King Street Park

Picnic tables and handicap accessible playground apparatus. South Park.

Suncrest Mini Park

Half-acre of nature that offers handicap accessible playground apparatus. Woodland Dr. in Suncrest. West Virginia University Hospitals.

Waterfront Web Park

The Fit Stop is a nice addition to afternoon run and the new EVOS playground encourages kids to play while using their imagination. Behind Waterfront Place Hotel, Wharf District.

Whitemoore Park and Trails

The 8.6 acre-park connects to the Caperton/Decker’s Creek Trail and provides playground equipment, basketball court, and picnic table. Richwood Ave., Morgantown.

Rowlesburg Park

Located next to the river, this city park offers a playground, pavilions, and ball fields. Rowlesburg.


WVU Athletics Schedules and Tickets

1-800-WVU GAME

Fields & Courts: Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Soccer, Horseshoes, Ice Skating.

Morgantown Ice/Sports Arena

Morgantown Ice Arena: Late August- March 1 (Hockey, public skating) Morgantown Sports Arena: April- Mid August (Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse).Open 9am-5pm. 1001 Mississippi St., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-292-6865 | Website

Mylan Park

Facilities include: 8-Acre Turf Area; Equestrian Center; Professional Horseshoe Pitching Courts; Lighted Four Field Baseball/Softball Complex; Pro Performance Sports Plex, a 50,000 square foot field turf arena connected to a 28,000 square foot strength and conditioning and fitness center; Miracle Sports Complex, a synthetic surface field designed for easy mobility of wheelchairs and walking devices; Ample Parking. 500 Mylan Park Lane, Morgantown, WV 26501.
304-983-2383 | Website

BOPARC | White, Krepps, Marilla

White Park: Near Mountaineer Mall, softball and baseball fields, ice rink, and more. 304-296-8356
Krepps Park: Near WVU Coliseum. Playground, tennis courts, picnic sites, baseball fields and pool. 304-296-8356.
Marilla Park: Sabraton area. Baseball fields, skate park, pool with water slides, basketball and tennis courts.
304-296-8356 | Website.


Suburban Lanes

Bowling center, 24 lanes, leagues forming. Mon-Fri 8am-Midnight, Sat 8am-2am, Sun Noon-10pm. 735 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-599-3522 | Website

Sycamore Lanes

Bowling, billiards, food and more. Tue-Sun 5:30pm-11:30pm. 19 Fairmont Rd., Morgantown, WV 26501. 304-292-0504

Dog Park

Stanley’s Spot

Bring your best four-legged friend down to Stanley’’s Spot for fun and frolic. Park is located just off the Decker’s Creek Trail between the Pleasant and Walnut St. bridges. Park in either the Walnut St. parking garage or by the Amphitheatre in Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. Walk down Elk St. from the Walnut St. parking garage or on the trail toward Sabraton from the amphitheatre. Decker’s Creek Trail, Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-296-8356 | Website

Krepps Park

Huge gated, forest like terrain dog park with complimentary doggie bags. Features separate areas for small and large dogs, shade, benches, and drinking water. Private area with plenty of parking. Located behind the Krepps Park pool and playground. Follow the path. 1235 Park Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505.
304-296-8356 | Website


Big Bear Lake

Recreational camping and cabins, April 1 - October 31. The 35 acre Big Bear Lake is ideal for swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating. Over 24 miles of mountain bike trails. Rt. 3, Bruceton Mills. 304-379-4382

Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground

Cabins, pavilions, trailer and tent sites on rolling woodlands. Near Coopers Rock, 1-68, Exit 15. 304-594-1773

Coopers Rock State Forest

12,968 acre forest with campsites, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, mountain biking and cross-crounty skiing. Morgantown.

Mountain Creek Cabins

Located next to Coopers Rock State Forest, this family-owned retreat features seven luxury log cabins, each with its own hot tub. Bruceton Mills.
866-379-7548 | Website

Sand Springs Campground

A relaxing getaway with camp sites located in a beautiful wooded area. Crystal clear pool and entertaining game room. Located minutes from Coopers Rock where you can enjoy rock climbing, hiking, biking, and more. Wi-Fi. Sun-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri-Sat 9am-7pm. Exit 15, call for directions.
(304) 594-2415 | Website

Silver Lake Park

A recreational spot for the whole family. E/S/W hookups, boating, hiking, fishing, tent sites, cabins, pavilion and restaurant. Rt. 219 close to Aurora, Horseshoe Run, WV.
(304) 735-5188

rock climbing

Coopers Rock State Park

Not only a great place for rock climbing... Coopers Rock State Park also has nearly 50 miles of trails wind through the forest. One of our more popular trails, Henry Clay Iron Furnace Trail takes you on a trip back in time as you round the last bend of the trail you find a huge stone structure used for producing iron in the 1800’s it is located in a grassy glade in an otherwise undisturbed forest.
304-594-1561 | Website

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