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Our mission is the promotion the sport of lawn bowling in Tacoma and Pierce County, managing the lawn bowling program for Metro Parks Tacoma, and maintaining an environment that promotes social inclusion and friendly competition.

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History of Tacoma Lawn Bowling Club

The Tacoma Lawn Bowling Club was established in 1929. Before the green was established, bowlers played on a clay surface. In 1930 the club started to work on a full-sized bowling green and in 1936 the green was open.

History of Tacoma Lawn Bowling Club

Annual Spring Tournament

May 30 - June 2, 1946

1950 - Lawn Bowling

                                     1950 - Lawn Bowling



Bowls is a strategic, challenging and fun sport that can be enjoyed by anyone.  It is played on a large smooth grass surface called a “green”. 

Lawn bowls are large, hard resin balls with a bias to them, so that they travel along a curved path, rather than going straight. The object of the game is to roll your bowls closer to the target than your opponents.

​The target is a small white ball called a “jack” and it is rolled the length of the green to start play.  Then players from each team take turns rolling their bowls down the green toward the jack. 

When all the bowls have been played in one direction the players have completed an end.

The object of the game is to deliver bowls closer to the jack (target) than your opponent.  

​The player or team with the closest bowl to the jack earns one point for each bowl closer to the jack than the nearest opponent bowl.


Laura Moscatello
Competition Chair
Greg McNeill
Equipment Chair
Kyleigh Palmer
Vice President
Russell Palmer
Instruction Chair
Dave Carter
Greens Chair
Mike Catsi
Ayla Janukajtis
Marketing Chair
Mike Catsi
Northwest Division Representative
Amanda Nino
Laura Moscatello
Northwest Division Representative


We display good sportsmanship based on the traditions of the game. Bowls is a very inclusive sport, be sure to treat all opponents with the same amount of respect that you would wish to be treated. Remember, lawn bowling is a delightful and strategic game that requires both skill and sportsmanship. Enjoy the greens!

  • Wear flat soled shoes

  • Be on time. 

  • Silence your cell phone or other electronic devices before starting a game.

  • Always greet your opponent(s) with a friendly handshake at the start and end of the game.

  • Commend good bowls and acknowledge your own lucky bowls. It is considered poor sportsmanship to cheer opposition bowls going into the ditch, out of bounds or knocking one of your bowls towards the jack.  

  • Look after the bowling green, do not drop your bowls on the green. 


Most importantly, the green is a location where all are equal. We require that you treat every person with dignity and respect. Discriminatory or disrespectful behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and program management reserves the right to ask offending bowlers to leave.

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