After discovering pétanque at the French Legation Museum, a young boy scout helped the third official pétanque court in Austin (after Paggi Square and Zaytouna Lounge) become reality in Cedar Park!
Hello everyone and welcome!
New courts in Central Texas! The Nelson Ranch Park Petanque Club.
The game of petanque keeps on expanding in Texas and a new court was officially opened on August 22, 2015, in Cedar Park.
This “project” was the result of a unique cooperative effort among several entities. First, Rudy Vallee,from France, who emigrated to Los Angeles but move to Austin to be closer to his daughter, and Christophe Chambers, a transplanted New Yorker. Both of them are nationally recognized petanque players. They approached the City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department to discuss the possibility of the city donating the land, funding and installing a petanque terrain in the Nelson Ranch Park, one of 40 city parks in Cedar Park, Texas. Through their efforts, the Parks and Recreation Department agreed to build it some time during the 2016 budget cycle.
In steps the real hero…
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