The main playing terrains of La Boule New Yorkaise are Bryant Park and Washington Square Park. But members of the club also play in other parks around the city, including Central Park, Flushing Meadows in Queens, and McCarren Park in Brooklyn.
42th Street & 6th Ave
We hold most of our tournaments in Bryant Park, where we also give free petanque lessons every weekday during lunch time (from April to October). The success of free lesson program cannot be underestimated. The support from the Bryant Park Foundation has allowed us to have an almost permanent presence, focused on teaching and promoting. Once a month, on Sundays, we hold a tournament on the stone-dust path surrounding the lawn. The path is just wide enough for tournament regulation games. It is a very hard surface. Bryant Park is our primary location this year.
Washington Square Park
W 4th Street & Thompson Street
For more than 20 years LBNY has played in Washington Square Park on 2 rectangular courts—one large, one small—built atop the brick ground of Teenage Square. Phase 2 of the renovation of the park has eliminated this elevated section and our courts. When completed we will have a new terraib—a big organic shaped playing area, surrounded by grass, with good drainage, big enough for 2 games. Most likely it will reopen Spring 2011.