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Bocce Ball Courts at Carmichael Park

Foundation Completed Projects

The Bocce Ball Courts in Carmichael Are Now Open!

The Carmichael Recreation and Park District and the Carmichael Parks Foundation are delighted to announce that the Bocce Ball Courts in Carmichael are now open, although with some limitations due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

A bocce ball court in a park with benches, trees, and a clear sky.
A photo of a smiling woman on a canvas, placed against a slatted bench.
The courts are a tribute to the late Shirley Pennington Simi, who lived in the Carmichael area for over 50 years. Shirley was dedicated to this community and was extremely proud of her Tuscan heritage so she wanted to share her passion for Bocce Ball with all of the residents in this region. It is because of her generous financial support that this project got started. Shirley’s famiglia and friends, as well as other Bocce fans in the community, generously contributed to the Shirley Simi Memorial Bocce Fund, established in her memory when she passed away in 2018
A bocce ball court with red and green balls, a small white ball (pallino), and a person in the background.


Located near Carmichael Park’s North Avenue entrance the courts are currently open to a limited number of players who must wear masks and maintain social distancing. No tournaments or league play are allowed at this time, but we enthusiastically look forward to that in the post-pandemic future.

An official Opening Ceremony will take place once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, come on out in the safety of your own pod of famiglia and friends and check out the new courts and amenities.

BYOB – Bring your own Balls!