First Bocce Court in City Park Planned For El Dorado West
2014-04-04 · By Editor
Long Beach residents will soon have a fun new way to get together with family and friends for fun and exercise. A bocce court will open at the end of April at El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road, just north of the park’s senior center.
“This first bocce court at a City park will be a great addition to the many wonderful recreation programs that keep our residents active and healthy,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
Bocce is an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green. The bocce court is 8 feet wide and 60 feet long with a decomposed-granite playing surface. The court can accommodate four players at a time. A concrete path will provide accessibility for disabled residents.
“Having a bocce court here at El Dorado Park will offer an exciting new activity that participants of all ages may enjoy,” Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske said. “Local residents requested that a court be built so they could enjoy their favorite sport, and I’m happy that we were able to make it happen here in the Fifth District.”
The estimated cost of the El Dorado Park West Bocce Court is $14,000, with funding from one-time infrastructure dollars.
For more information on the El Dorado Park West Bocce Court, please call 562.570.3150.