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Friday, August 2, 2013

Bollardy Goodness You Can Throw? Bocce Court Included in RA Budget Proposals

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It's well known that we give fanciful concrete bollards a hard time on this filthy "web log." Maybe that's because we've never been given the opportunity to cup one in the palm of our hand, get a sense for its heft, and hurl it down a playing field of crushed stone. Well, if we're really lucky, all that could change.

It's budget time again for the Reston Association, and a Confidential Restonian Operative pointed out that among the 136 suggestions received from members, staff, and the board, two involve adding bocce courts to the vast constellation of amenities in our favorite earth-toned community.

"Reston has always prided itself in being an international community, yet there is no bocce court!" wrote one proposal in the budget. In another, RA Board member Richard Chew called the idea "a low-cost way for RA to expand its recreational offerings and create a focal point for a wide spectrum of our members to gather."

Sweet! Our only concern is that it could get, you know, kinda extreme:

All in all, though, it's definitely cheaper than indoor tennis, the end.


  1. Finally, a use for that set of petanque balls that we got as a wedding present.

    Not the same as bocci, but still -- a reason to take them out of their wooden case.

  2. I would love to take on the old farts for a case of Peroni

  3. There's no bocce court in Reston???? Mannaggia la miseria!!!!

  4. If we put it next to a new Croquet venue, then both sports could share their balls.

    1. Anthony "Tony Putz" WeinerAugust 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      I make it standard operating procedure to share mine.

  5. ...fine, as long as it's Not In My Back Yard


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