November 9, 2006

Petanque in Modesto, California

The City of Modesto recently completed the installation of two Pétanque (pronounced "pay-tonk") courts at the Beyer Community Park located on Sylvan Avenue.
Crews from the City’s Park Services and Maintenance Division worked with local volunteers to renovate two former horseshoe pits into the Pétanque courts. The City of Modesto’s courts were the result of collaborating with local residents who had expressed an interest in building a Pétanque court and bringing the game of Pétanque to Modesto. Previously, one had to travel to Sacramento or Oakhurst to play the game.
The courts, now open, are located near the skate park in Beyer Park, located on Sylvan Avenue, adjacent to Beyer High School.
City of Modesto Press release

One of the driving forces behind this development is Charles Fuentes. You can reach him at (209) 522-1861 to find out when his group is playing.
The pétanque terrain is lit!

Location on Google maps (between the skate park and the tennis courts)

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