Basketball

The gymnasium located in the McPherson Community Building served as home court to the McPherson Globe Refiners Basketball team in the 1930s. The team, sponsored by the local oil refinery, won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in 1936. Since those early days, McPherson has consistently produced state-winnning high school teams. Many of those young women and men began their journey on a basketball court maintained by the City of McPherson or by the McPherson Family YMCA.

Challenger Park
300 E. Kansas, McPherson, KS 67460

Challenger Park provides two (2) lighted outdoor basketball courts provide space for impromptu basketball games for youth and adults.


Community Building
121 E. Marlin, McPherson, KS 67460

The Community Building offers one (1) large or two (2) practice hard-surface indoor courts. Reservations are required to use the gymnasium. For more information, call 620.241.245.2535.


McPherson Family YMCA
220 N. Walnut, McPherson, KS 67460

The McPherson Family YMCA has one (1) large or two (2) practice hard-surface indoor courts. The facilities are available to members or can be rented by guests. For more information, call 620.241.0363.

Historic photo of a basketball team.