Best Bocce Ball Courts

Courts on Joe Di Maggio Drive

Friday night bocce ball in Martinez is a huge deal. Families gather,
many bring picnic baskets, and often there’s music. It’s enjoyable
whether you’re an accomplished bocce player or know nothing of this
traditional, leisurely, but highly competitive sport. The balls are red
and green, of course, and it’s no longer played only by old white men
wearing black. Your ball will run true on the tightly packed court
surfaces. The support of teammates is vigorous and unyielding, and the
razz from the opposition is raucous but never out of bounds. This safe,
family-friendly site offers shelters, shade trees, and tables, with
picnic areas nearby. After the game, step out onto Joe DiMaggio Drive
and walk along shady, graveled pathways through the Martinez Shoreline
to the Carquinez Strait. It’s within walking distance of downtown,
where you could find some bargains at the area’s many antique stores.

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