The city of Roswell on Saturday will hold a ribbon cutting for three new bocce ball courts.
The city, along with the Roswell Recreation Commission and the its Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department, will hold the ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. May 3 at the Adult Recreation Center (ARC) at Grimes Bridge Park.
During the event, members of the commission will challenge Mayor Jere Wood and City Council members to a bocce ball match.
Bocce ball has brought fun and culture to the recreation center since 2007, when La Societa Italiana Club donated a bocce court behind the building.
The original court had to be moved when the center's fitness center was built in 2012, giving Roswell an opportunity to build three courts for the community with the help of capital improvement funds. The Roswell Ramblers has supported the new courts by fundraising for shade structures.
Several new bocce ball leagues will be offered this summer and fall, in addition to regular men’s and women’s groups that will play three times a week. Additionally, this year’s annual North Fulton Golden Games Bocce Tournament will be held on the new courts on May 16.
The ARC is located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell.