Pétanque is a French game where the goal is to toss orange-sized steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (sometimes called a jack or piglet) while standing inside a circle with both feet stationary. The game can be played by people of all ages and physical abilities and no prior experience or skill is required. It’s a great way to meet neighbors. Pétanque is different from bocce in which players take a step and roll (bowl) a grapefruit sized resin (typically) ball. The West Austin Pétanque Court would have a maintenance-free crushed limestone base that allows water to percolate through.
Here's where it would be located
Our park once had a tennis court. However, it received little use and fell into disrepair. Years ago it was covered in dirt, but the outer perimeter can still be seen. This area is currently gets very little use because it is sloped. The idea is to level out 2/3 of the old tennis court area for the Pétanque court, with the remaining area nearest the dog park as a seating area with chairs and tables where people can come, relax and chat with neighbors. Read about our vision for the seating area here. Shade trees would be planted to create an idyllic space.
Below are some photos of the old tennis court area