Sports

 

Photo by Tom Maxfeldt

 

 

 

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.–Plato

 

 

 

 

The Silver City area boasts plenty of activities for sport and play: a golf course, ample tennis courts, great cycling (including a world class bicycle race), a bowling alley, skateboarding park, and plenty of opportunities for ATV and motorcycle use. Get ready to play!

 

Silver City Golf Course:  Visitors are sometimes surprised to find that Silver City has a lovely, 18 hole golf course just a short drive from downtown. Featuring very affordable daily passes, a golf shop, lessons and regular tournaments.
 
Silver City Golf Course
9 Golf Course Rd, Silver City
575-538-5041
 
 

 

Public Tennis Courts: Silver City has 2 tennis complexes. The WNMU campus has 6 public courts and the Town of Silver City has 8 public courts. WNMU’s tennis team welcomes the public to watch matches by the Men’s and Women’s teams. With our mild weather, outdoor tennis is possible nearly all year.
 
WNMU Courts: 147 Rhoda Rd (near 12th & Mississippi Streets)
Town of Silver City Courts: 32nd St, at corner or Swan St
 
 
 
 
Cycling: Grant County has some of the best year-around cycling in the southwest. There are river valleys, mountains and outstanding scenery. The roads are lightly traveled and great for road bikes and there are plenty of forest roads and trails for mountain bikes. In town, more and more bike lanes are being developed, too. And of course, we host the world class Tour of the Gila bike race. For more information on bicycling in Grant County, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
Bowling: Silver Bowling Center offers 16 lanes of bowling, a restaurant, game room, a complete line of bowling accessories, big screen TV, and automatic scorers. Featuring the “best hamburgers around” and beer & wine.
 
Silver Bowling Center
Memory Lane, Silver City
575-538-3612
 
 
 
Skateboarding: Silver City Skate Park is a 15000 SF skateboard park near downtown, opened in 2008. All Concrete. Very smooth. Oversize coping, donut hole and big pocket. Crazylines.
 
Silver City Skate Park
1305 N Grant St
Silver City
 
 
 
 
Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) riding: There are many opportunities for Off Highway (ATV and Motorcycle) riding in Grant County. The Gila National Forest (but not the Gila Wilderness) allows responsible riding on existing roads. According to OldWestCountry.com “As an OHV rider, it is your responsibility to know and abide by regulations relating to motor vehicle travel. State law requires registration and insurance of all motor vehicles before being operated on public lands.