Tuesday, July 24, 2012
$850K bocce courts coming to Juniper Park
From DNA Info:
Bocce ball players in Middle Village will have more room to play soon, because the city Parks Department is planning on adding a new court to Juniper Valley Park.
The new court, revealed in a city request for proposals released Wednesday, is part of several bocce-related renovations for Juniper Valley park.
The renovations will cost $850,000 and will include the reconstruction of two existing courts in the park, along with shade structures, benches, game tables, lawns and trees.
The new court is a welcome addition to players in Middle Village, where bocce is hugely popular. Players say the current courts have several problems; including a slanted surface that prevents the court from draining rain water properly and the midday sun.
But the bigger problem, players say, is that the courts are too crowded.
Interestingly, back in February, Parks said the new courts would cost $750,000. So the cost went up by $100K in 6 months?