When the pandemic forced restaurants, theaters, museums and galleries as well as a full range of businesses to close their doors, opportunities to connect with friends in the open air became precious – and the outdoor amenities enjoyed by those who own or rent at Boca Bayou became even more popular!
Many residents of Boca Bayou were grateful for the ability to sit on their patio or balcony and look out at the soothing water views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Residents of Boca Bayou’s condominiums have also had a number of amenities that they have been able to enjoy during the long months of the covid-19 pandemic, including:
- Heated Swimming Pools
- Tennis Courts
- Putting Green
- Boat Docks
- Bocce Courts
- Multiple Natural Gas Grills
- Shuffleboard Courts
- Billiard Tables
Having a Ball at Boca Bayou!
Lots of those who call the condos at Boca Bayou home took advantage of the extra time on their hands to master a new game! You could often see them playing bocce ball – and hear them laughing – on the bocce courts at Boca Bayou.
As the folks at The Spruce explain, “Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games in the world. It is one of the oldest lawn or yard games.”
According to the World Bocce League, “Bocce Ball was first documented in a 5200 B.C. painting of two boys playing, which was discovered by an English scientist, Sir Francis Petrial, in an Egyptian tomb.”
One of the great thing abouts about bocce is that the game is simple and easy to understand, so that even beginners can quickly pick it up and enjoy playing. The goal is to get your balls closer to the pallino (a smaller ball which is used for the target) than your opponents. You score a point for each ball that ends up closer to the pallino.
If you would like more information about the other amenities available to Boca Bayou residents, are interested in buying or selling Boca Bayou real estate or are looking for someone to play bocce with, contact Boca Bayou resident realtor Lynn Johnsen.