GIVE IT A TRY
Come on down to the green at Wright Park in Tacoma's historic Stadium District, conveniently located at the corner of 6th Ave and Yakima Ave.
Trying a new sport and meeting new people can be intimidating. How do I play, what do I need, and how bad will I be when I first start? Worry not, new bowler - we'll have you rolling bowls in no time!
In the meantime, here are some of the most common questions we get
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the green is only open to existing TLBC members for the remainder of 2020. Please check back in early 2021 for updates on Programs and public access.
Available Saturdays only, this is a great way to try out lawn bowling, or bring your friends and family out to show them the awesome sport you’ve been talking about!
All equipment will be provided, however may be limited. Some light instruction will be available to help you get started. $10 'drop-in' fee per person.
LEARN TO BOWL PROGRAM
The Learn to Bowl Program is designed for those just starting out. It is a six week program that will teach the basics of the game including the equipment, technique, etiquette, types of shots,
communication, and tournament preparation.
Program registration includes two nights of bowling per week with formal instruction occurring on one night and game play to utilize learned techniques the other night.
Each program ends with a tournament on the Saturday following the last week.
Please check back in early 2021 for Program dates from MetroParks Tacoma.
The only public league offered in 2020! This 8-week league is where you come to show your skills and compete with bowlers throughout Tacoma. Weekly rotations means you may be bowling with and against new people each week. Cumulative 8-week scoring will award the top three players a prize and some glory!
The leagues are designed for experienced bowlers (have bowled at least a few times in the past; none of us are pros!) as no instruction will be provided during this program.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Since 1936, the historic green at Wright Park has been a location of good sportsmanship where opponents and teammates are respected, regardless of the outcomes. Games begin with a handshake as a sign of respect, and we request that you refrain from celebrating an opponent’s poor shot; and be mindful of what you say when you have one of your own, there may be young children on the next rink!
Treat this historic green with respect as well; please don’t spit or wear damaging footwear on the playing surface. Dogs must remain under control and off the playing surface. Cell phones should be silenced and not interfere with maintaining pace of play.
Lastly, the green is a location where all are equal. Discriminatory behavior of any kind will not be tolerated, and program management reserves the right to ask offending bowlers to leave.