Forbidden Recreation

 

As a result of the guidelines set forth by Santa Clara Country in response to COVID-19, Stanford took drastic measures to limit the temptation to break social distancing rules. A salient example is outdoor recreation: beach volleyball nets removed, outdoor gyms fenced up, indoor gyms and hiking trails closed, and most interestingly, modified basketball courts.

I took a walk around campus and found that Stanford either tied-up the net, boarded-over the
rim, or removed completely the hoop altogether at nearly every basketball court
across the university.

Described as “very fun w/ a sprinkle of deep!” in an Instagram comment, this photo series
serves as a visual collection of some of these basketball hoops in various states of obstruction.

Governor’s Corner (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

Jerry (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

Wilbur courts (Noah Cortez, Peninsula Press)

Pluto (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

Toyon Hall (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

Florence Moore (FloMo) Field (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

1047 Campus Drive (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

Xanadu (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

Enchanted Broccoli Forest (commonly known as EBF). (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

La Casa Italiana (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)

680 Lomita (Noah Cortez / Peninsula Press)