A New Bocce Court Coming to Bowne Park

By Juliet Linderman on April 30, 2012 7:23am 

A new bocce court is coming to Browne Park in Flushing.
A new bocce court is coming to Browne Park in Flushing.
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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.

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