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Pétanque at Dendy Park

Silver petanque balls surrounding the target ball on a gravel petanque piste.

We’re installing a new pétanque court near the Dacey Street corner of Dendy Park. The 4 free-to-use pistes are located close to existing public toilets and amenities and are easily accessible via the existing carparks and pathways.

Why are the new pistes being installed

Pétanque is a social sport that promotes connection, fun and inclusivity. The new pétanque pistes will increase the opportunity for accessible, passive, all-abilities outdoor recreation, with physical and mental health outcomes for a broad range of the community.

The project aligns to Bayside City Council’s Recreation Strategy action to improve passive play in municipal open spaces. Pétanque also emerged as a popular theme in the draft 2023-24 annual budget community engagement. Council supported the development of a pétanque court and allocated budget for the project in the 2023-24 capital works program. 

Equipment including boules/ balls and the target ball are to be provided by court users.

Timing and works information

Works are commencing mid-June 2024, for up to 3 weeks, weather permitting. Construction is scheduled within recommended building hours, between 7am - 6pm, Monday to Friday.

What to expect during works

During construction, we’re fencing the area to ensure community and contractor safety. We anticipate a low level of noise and dust levels with minimal impact to the community.

Project cost

The indicative project cost to install the 4 pistes is $75,000.

More information

Belinda Griffiths, Recreation Projects Coordinator

03 9599 4836.