Posted on 06 Aug, 2019
There are so many benefits to getting outside and exercising, including improved physical and mental health. But, did you know? Playing sports as a family comes with even more benefits for everyone. Not only is it a great way for your family to bond and learn how to work together as a team, it also teaches your children healthy habits. At Centennial in Menifee, you’re surrounded by scenic areas that are perfect for playing sports. Read on for our favorite sports to enjoy as a family.
Tennis is a great sport for families of four, or more! For bigger families, you can play doubles and alternate team members to give everyone a chance at hitting the ball. Just over a mile away from Centennial, Wheatfield Park has two tennis courts, plus six ball fields, a basketball court, two lighted fields and play areas galore.
You don’t need a full basketball team to shoot some hoops, making it a fun activity for families of all sizes. Play a game of basketball in small teams, play H-O-R-S-E with parents vs. kids, or take turns practicing your jump shot.
Kicking the soccer ball around is one of those sports that works for families of all ages, whether your children are older or as young as toddlers. Head to your local park and find a nice grassy area – you can bring your own portable goal posts or use things from nature to mark the goal post areas.
La Ladera Park, about 6 miles from Centennial, features 8.3 acres of space for basketball, soccer, baseball and tennis, plus play and picnic areas.
Spikeball™ has been described as “the next great American sport.” You may have seen friends playing the game at a park or backyard party. Similar to volleyball and four square, Spikeball is a two-on-two team sport played with a central net. The object of the game is to spike the ball off the net and back to the opposing team, with no more than three touches between players. A small net and ball make this an easy outdoor game to pick up and take anywhere with you – including the neighborhood park or your beautiful new backyard at Centennial.
Hiking & Biking
Feel like hitting the trails? While hiking and bicycling aren’t actually team sports, they’re both fun ways to be physically active and connect with nature. Thankfully, there are a ton of great trails near Centennial. Just 3 miles away, Three Peaks Loop trail offers 3.3 miles of trail and scenic views of Menifee, Murrieta and Hemet valleys. Leashed dogs are allowed, so, if you’re hiking, bring your four-legged friend along! For a moderate hike, Menifee Cross Trail is another dog-friendly trail about 3 miles from Centennial. This trail is approximately 2.4 miles long and is used for hiking, walking, birding and exploring nature. Both Three Peaks Loop and Menifee Cross Hike Trail are in Aldergate Park. And when you want to venture out a little further, San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary in Redlands is around 35 miles from Centennial. Here you’ll find protected open spaces and historic areas, with two historic trails that form a 4-mile loop enjoyed by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders.
Sports at Centennial
Menifee is home to more than 27 public parks, which means there are plenty of spaces for you and your family to get outside and throw the ball around near Centennial. And coming soon to the Centennial community is the 10-acre Centennial Park. This expansive field area will be a great spot for kids to run free and enjoy the softball fields for Little League, soccer fields, basketball courts and tot lot. Game on!
For more fun ideas around the Centennial community, join our Interest List or contact a New Home Specialist today at (951) 289-5935.