Lawn bowling is for everyone!
Lawn bowling is a popular game across the world and suitable for participants of all ages. The object of the game is to roll a ball, or bowl, closest to the target ball, a small white ball called a jack. The ball's design, slightly flattened on one side, creates the challenge of the game. The shape of the ball causes it to travel a curved path, or bias.
This game requires little equipment: a set of matching balls; a pair of flat, smooth shoes; a jack; and a mat. Two teams compete, each with one to four players. Usually, lawn bowling takes place outdoors on a green — a grass or synthetic surface — measuring 120 feet (11.15 m) square. A green contains multiple rinks, and each rink has marked boundaries. Games last about 1.5 hours.
The Lawn Bowling Club at Fairmount Park hosts classes and tournaments for people of all ages.
Riverside Lawn Bowling Club:
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Thursday • 9:30 a.m. | Saturday • 8 a.m. | Sunday • 9 a.m.