Recreation Celebrates Debut of New Bocce Courts

GREENFIELD – Game on! The Greenfield Recreation Department is thrilled to unveil new bocce courts on Gerrett Street, parallel to Beacon Field. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Monday, June 17th at 4:00 p.m.

“In Greenfield, we strive to offer engaging and accessible recreation opportunities for the enjoyment of every person who visits our parks. These Bocce Courts will provide a space that fosters intergenerational recreational opportunities. Bocce ball is the ultimate blend of skill, strategy, and socialization for all ages and abilities.” said Recreation Director Christy Moore.

“Our Recreation Department continues to transform Greenfield into a vibrant recreation destination,” said Mayor Virginia “Ginny” Desorgher. “We are thrilled to welcome the new bocce courts, and I am excited to see them become a well-utilized fixture in the community.”

Construction for the bocce courts began in April after Clark and Sons, Inc. received the construction contract. The project included the installation of two bocce courts, various site work, concrete sidewalks and viewing areas, landscaping, benches, a parking area, water fountains and ADA (American Disability Act) improvements near the baseball field and tennis courts.

The bocce court project received funding from several sources, including Community Preservation Act monies, capital expenses, and Disability Access Funding. The contract award was $112,100.

The Recreation Department also continues to implement several amenity improvements across the city’s existing recreation sites. Earlier this spring, the department oversaw the resurfacing and repainting of the Hillside Park basketball court and installed cornhole boards and ping pong at the Green River Swimming Area. Additional improvements, including trail maintenance work, trail mapping, and a Pickleball Feasibility Study, are anticipated to be completed later this year.