May 30, 2008

Petanque in Houston!

Richard in Houston alerted me that Discovery Green, the brand new 12-acre, $ 122 mio park in Houston has public bocce courts.
It's right across from the George R. Brown Convention Center.

On the picture you can see that the courts are red decomposed granite - excellent - and that they do not have the usual side boards. Probably to prevent folks from tripping over them. And even better for pétanque!
They planted a lot of trees for shade, and there's a restaurant and a cafeteria (with beer & wine) close by.

The bocce area is in the southernmost corner, where Lamar meets Ave de la Americas in front of the Hilton.

Houston pétanque players, take advantage, and enjoy some of your tax dollars!

Discovery Green website

PS: Richard's brand new boules are on the way so he can start playing there next week.

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