The town resident leading an effort to install two bocce courts at Mead Park is calling for interested locals to help support the project.
Len Paglialunga said those who “would love to start playing” bocce should contribute to a special projects fund of the town (details below).
“We came up with this little idea and we’re trying to raise some funds to get it going,” Paglialunga told NewCanaanite.com.
First proposed last fall, the placement of the bocce courts in a largely unused area beyond the right field fence of Gamble little league baseball field (past the playground) received unanimous approval from the Park & Recreation Commission in May.
Paglialunga said he needs about $7,000 to fund the purchase of materials and labor.
The 76-by-13-foot regulation courts could be installed by this fall if all goes as planned, he said.
The processed stone courts would be open to the public though play typically is organized through leagues and players bring their own balls. Officials from New Canaan Baseball have said they’re fine with the planned bocce courts.
Those interested in contributing to the bocce courts’ creation should send a check made out to ‘Town of New Canaan—special projects bocce’ and send it to Recreation Department Office – Waveny Park, Waveny House, 2nd Floor, New Canaan CT 06840.