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 www.boparc.org. 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.
A life-sized, bronze statue of the retired American basketball player, Jerry West, stands outside the WVU Coliseum. West, who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers and is the famous silhouette pose on the NBA logo, also led the WVU Mountaineer basketball team to the 1959 NCAA Championship.
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.