Tucked behind the Monrovia School District offices lies Julian D Fisher Park. It is one of many pocket parks dotting Monrovia, but this one is special because of its 3 regulation size basketball courts. Good enough that it is listed on the “Courts of the World” web as a place to go for pick up games and just enjoy the sport.
Bringing it closer to home for me, the Monrovia Mountaineers, a competitive travel basketball team for 14 and under age kids uses it for practice when local gyms aren’t available. We (as in my youngest child who is a Mountaineer) are at this park for practices with his team several times a week.
There is also a nice Picnic Pavilion and play ground area to round out the usefulness of this pocket park. Fair warning, this park is packed in the evenings and on weekends. Week day mornings you tend to find the odd Mom and kidlet in the play area. Parking is limited on Almond Avenue, but not completely impossible to find a space within walking distance of the entrance to the park.