Pétanque

Enjoy this French game of “boules"

Pétanque is a French game of “boules” (balls), where each player strives to throw metal balls as close as possible to a smaller wooden ball, named the “cochonnet”. Game strategies include “pointing,” when a player throws his ball to have it roll as close to the cochonnet as possible, and “shooting,” when a player aims for the ball of an opponent hoping to move him out of a favorable spot.

Per new social distancing guidelines, guests are required to bring their own equipment. No park equipment will be available to the public.

Hours

Open today 7:00am–8:30pm

    Daily, 7am-8:30pm

Location

Pétanque games are staged on the gravel area near the Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street corner. Tournaments are played on the gravel paths around the Bryant Park lawn.

Equipment

Needed: A good set (3) of Pétanque balls, a wooden “jack” (target ball), and a rigid playing circle.

Summer 2020 all equipment is BYO.

Host a Party at Pétanque

Arrange an office tournament for team spirit, or celebrate a birthday party with a French twist. The Pétanque courts are available for party rentals and special events. Instruction and other add-ons can be arranged. It’s a taste of Paris in the park!

Afterward, celebrate with drinks and no-wait entry at Manhattan’s hottest after-work scenes, Bryant Park Café and Fever-Tree Porch.

If you need more information, or have special requests for your party, we are here to help. Email your inquiries to celebrate@urbanmgt.com.

COVID-19

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please adhere to these rules while enjoying the park:

Your Health and Safety

• If you are feeling sick, do not visit the park

• You are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering in the park

• Please use the hand washing stations that are provided around the park

Moving Around the Park

• Follow all pathway signs, and keep to the right on two-way paths

• Try to stay six feet apart from other park visitors

• Treat others with patience and respect

Programs

• Some events and programs have been canceled, or changed in size or location

• Masks or face coverings may be required to participate in some activities or events

Thank you! Your compliance will help keep the park safe for all to enjoy. Bryant Park is monitoring and adhering to local, state and federal guidelines regarding our operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note:

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public places where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Bryant Park, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19.