David Stahl rolls a bocce ball to help open play on the new court in Carrie Blake Community Park on Aug. 28. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

David Stahl rolls a bocce ball to help open play on the new court in Carrie Blake Community Park on Aug. 28. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City opens bocce ball, shuffleboard courts in Carrie Blake Community Park

Equipment available for free use

City of Sequim staff continue to add to Carrie Blake Community Park’s recreational opportunities by opening bocce ball and shuffle board courts.

The new courts sit next to the existing horseshoe pit south of the Albert Haller Playfields in the Water Reuse Demonstration Site.

City staff and members of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 28, with Mayor Dennis Smith doing the honors.

“I’m glad we were able to add this on,” Smith said.

Sequim’s Public Works crew built the courts, with contractor Colin Hiday of Hiday Concrete building the shuffle board surface.

Sequim operations manager Ty Brown said the idea for the courts was brought forward from the city’s public works director David Garlington about three years ago.

Brown said the project stayed on budget at about $10,400 using Water Reuse Demonstration Site budget funds.

The bocce ball court features crushed oyster shell.

Park hosts will put out equipment for daily use, Brown said.

A storage shed, picnic tables and propane barbecue stations will be installed in the near future as well.

David Stahl, a Sequim bocce ball player, said he was pleasantly surprised to learn about the new court.

“I said ‘Alleluia,’” he said.

For more information on the courts, call 360-683-4908.

Mayor Dennis Smith cuts the ribbon for the new Bocce and shuffleboard courts on Aug. 28. The courts are free to use in Carrie Blake Community Park south of the Albert Haller Playfields. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Mayor Dennis Smith cuts the ribbon for the new Bocce and shuffleboard courts on Aug. 28. The courts are free to use in Carrie Blake Community Park south of the Albert Haller Playfields. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Equipment for shuffleboard and Bocce will be placed out for free use each day in Carrie Blake Community Park. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Equipment for shuffleboard and Bocce will be placed out for free use each day in Carrie Blake Community Park. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Players calculate scores for Bocce in the new court in Carrie Blake Community Park. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Players calculate scores for Bocce in the new court in Carrie Blake Community Park. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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