STORIES CELEBRATING THE POWER OF BOCCE IN COMMUNITIES

CaseStudies

MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

San Rafael Park

Ten years ago, there was an under-used park in San Rafael, a suburb in Marin County.

A few bocce enthusiasts had an idea. They suggested that if they put a few bocce courts in the park, they’d create some activity for community members of all ages.

They put in 3 courts. Leagues started.

Today — they have 2,200 community members playing in weekly bocce leagues of every possible age group.

As the demand grew, they kept building more courts. The park now has 10 courts — and a full-time store/restaurant to manage this extraordinary town center in San Rafael.