A New Bocce Court Coming to Bowne Park
By Juliet Linderman on April 30, 2012 7:23am
FLUSHING — A new bocce court could be coming to Browne Park.
The Parks Department put out a bid last week for construction of the new bowling lane at the 11.7-acre park on 29th Avenue between 154th Street and 32nd Avenue. It will join an already-existing bocce court in the park.
"The community enjoys bocce; we have a lot of retired people who love playing it because it doesn't take a lot of strength or stress — it's just throwing a ball," said Juan Alban, director of contracts administration for the Parks Department.
Community Board 7 approved plans for the bocce court in mid-February.
The project will include the court as well as a walking path and a few park benches.
Alban expects that the Parks Department will receive between 15 and 20 bids for the court.
"It'll be small, but it requires a certain technique," Alban said. "Just because you can build a bridge doesn't mean you can build a bocce court."
The Parks Department will accept proposals through May 24.