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Hello everyone and welcome!

New courts in Central Texas! The Nelson Ranch Park Petanque Club.
The game of petanque keeps on expanding in Texas and a new court was officially opened on August 22, 2015, in Cedar Park.
This “project” was the result of a unique cooperative effort among several entities. First, Rudy Vallee,from France, who emigrated to Los Angeles but move to Austin to be closer to his daughter, and Christophe Chambers, a transplanted New Yorker. Both of them are nationally recognized petanque players. They approached the City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department to discuss the possibility of the city donating the land, funding and installing a petanque terrain in the Nelson Ranch Park, one of 40 city parks in Cedar Park, Texas. Through their efforts, the Parks and Recreation Department agreed to build it some time during the 2016 budget cycle.
In steps the real hero of this “project”, 17 year-old Joseph Menna. Joseph is a member of Cedar Park Scout Troop #271 and is working on his Boy Scouts of America “Eagle Scout Service Project.” Completing a community service project is one of the requirements for Boy Scouts to achieve the Eagle Scout badge, one of the most prestigious accomplishments that a young man can attain.
Through his efforts, Joseph not only managed to solicit free donations of materials (crushed granite and limestone border rocks), but also coordinated the efforts of members of all the local petanque clubs to provide the labor to complete this project in two weekends in August 2015 – a year ahead of schedule!
Congratulations to all who participated in this wonderful community project that will provide facilities for and promote the game of petanque in Central Texas.

A+ Love Arsene.

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  1. Reblogged this on French in Austin and commented:
    After discovering pétanque at the French Legation Museum, a young boy scout helped the third official pétanque court in Austin (after Paggi Square and Zaytouna Lounge) become reality in Cedar Park!

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