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Fairground Park

This is where the ballers go. This is where St. Louis street legends are made and egos are broken. They play in the afternoons and evenings at Fairground Park, on weekdays and weekends, after they clear off the trash blown onto the blacktop from the swirl of passing cars on Natural Bridge Avenue. Fairground Park is a place to test your game, to wager your self-respect. There are only two courts here, so you'd better make that free throw when the teams are getting picked. But otherwise, no worries, because you'll have a front-row seat for the best game in town. If you're looking for a more chill spot to play, nearby O'Fallon Park has a half-dozen pairs of brand-new freshly painted hoops — plenty of space to work on the jump shot or get in a game of HORSE with a couple of friends.

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