Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to build two new bocce courts

May 02, 2014 1438

Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to build two new bocce courts. The first, to be completed in mid-summer, will be located in the Jerry Cline Recreation and Tennis Complex (7205 Constitution, NE) at the corner of Constitution and Louisiana.

The second is scheduled for a fall opening at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center at 7521 Carmel, NE. Bocce is the fastest growing ball sport in the U.S. – and with good reason.

It's a game that all ages and skill levels can play. It requires very little equipment and expense to put together a quick pick-up game in the backyard, even without a formal court, for family fun during get-togethers.

Bocce is easy to learn and (WARNING!) can become addictive. The two new courts will afford Albuquerque residents the opportunity to sample the game and practice their skills. Meanwhile, for some great camaraderie and friendly competition (along with hot espresso and biscotti) come out to Haynes Park in Rio Rancho every third Saturday of the month at 9:45am for a mini tournament sponsored by the Club Culturale Italiano.

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