There are some very good Skateboard parks in Dominican Republic. Here in the Colonial Zone there is one between Jose Gabriel Garcia, Ave. George Washington and Hostos
Montesinos Skate park
Located in the Park Fuerte de San Jose directly behind the Monument Fray Antón de Montesino. Between the Malecon and Jose Gabriel Garcia. This park had some ramps and you can always find a skater here. They also skate in the main park area. I don't know much about skating but i did enjoy watching the skaters doing their little tricks on the steps in the park and on a metal rail they had.
Played at Sierra in Santo Domingo and at Casa de Campo in La Romana.
Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto. This multi purpose arena names after the professor can hold 9,800 people. Here are held many sporting events, concerts and many other activities. It was built in 1974 for the XII Central American & Caribbean Games. The basketball games for the 2003 Pan American Games were also held here. The locals call it La Media Naranja/ The Half Orange because of its large orange roof.
Contact: 809-534-3345 Fax: 809-530-1165
Directions: Máximo Gómez, 27 de Febrero y Ortega & Gasset, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The professional basketball season runs from June to the end of August.
For more information about Basketball in Dominican Republic. The roster. Games played. Scores. Players. Go to this web site, Latin Basket, it is in English (new window)
Professional and amateur boxing is held at the Palacio de los Deportes.
Fed. Dominicana de Ajedrez (1963) World Chess Federation
Contact: 809-566-4045; Fax: 809-591-3188/596-9561 Web Site
Directions: Palacio de los Deportes, entrada Sur, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Special Olympics Dominican Republic
Held at the Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, Entre Rampas 2 y 3
Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte,Santo Domingo, Republic Dominicana
This modern bowling alley, opened in 1996, is a 48 lane, 2 floor bowling center. It is said to be one of the better bowling centers in the world. Sebelen Bowling Center is highly rated and it hosts several international bowling competitions each year.
Included in this bowling/ entertainment center is a billiard room. Their bar, Split, has a variety of activities including Karakoe, Their pro shop is well stocked. The cafeteria serves a wide variety of snacks, sandwiches and complete meals. They also have a great childrens center and many arcade machines. It is a good place to spend quality time with the entire family and friends alike. Let them take care or your party needs be it a birthday or just a gathering of friends. They have national and international bowling tournaments and can even teach you how to bowl.
Club San Lázaro Inc., Club Deportivo y Cultural/ Sports and Cultural Club. Club San Lazaro was founded in June 1963 and has been a center for many sports and cultural activities. Here in the Colonial Zone area we have a nice basketball / basket club. It houses many different sports activities such as mini basket/ youth basketball, Men's Leagues, Women's leagues/ baloncesto feminino and even volley ball/ voleibol games. If you want to experience some great basketball games with some very talented Dominican players make sure to pass by and see if there is a game happening to watch. You can also check the web site www.clubsanlazaro.net for their calendar/ calendario.
Location: Calle Juan Isidro Pérez, San Lázaro (a section inside the walls of Colonial Zone), Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
There is a public basket ball court on Jose Gabriel Garcia and the Malecon. It is near Parque San Jose in front of the Statue of Montecino. There is usually someone playing ball here and I'm sure if someone wanted to join in a game they would be welcome.
Juego de Bittila
This game is played throughout Dominican Republic in parks, on the street or anyplace where there is room to do so. It is played using the bottle tops of the large water bottles, named bitilla, as the ball and a stick. Many times the stick is a branch from a tree or an old mop handle. It is a team game and looks much like baseball. The players do not run bases as in baseball. The bitilla or cap is thrown flat, almost like a frisbee. When the cap is hit the people in the field try to catch the cap or pick it up while it is still moving. If the fielders can get the bitilla before t stops moving the batter is out. After 3 outs the teams switch places and the fielding people are at bat. It is fun to watch and if you do see a game ask if you can join in and play.