Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Putt to Perfection and Go Swedish with Kubb

By adding a five-hole putting green and upgrading Kubb, the Bryant Park games count hits 30. These great amenities are free and open to the public daily, 11:00am - 7:00pm.

There are more things to do than ever at Bryant Park this year, particularly as we head into peak season. On any weekday, visitors to the park can choose between chess, backgammon, juggling, board games, P├ętanque, Ping Pong, Le Carrousel, and the Reading Room. This year, we’ve introduced one exciting amenity and upgraded another, bringing the grand total of games in the park to 30.

Need to practice your putting? On the west side of the park, adjacent to the Southwest Porch, you’ll find a brand new putting green. Designed and developed by Junior Designer Alexandra Gonzalez, the Bryant Park Putting Green measures 15’ x 34’, and is made from SYNLAWN Turf. There are five putting holes, each with slightly different topography.

Alongside the BP Putting Green is the new Bryant Park Kubb area, also designed by Ms. Gonzalez. We introduced Kubb, a Scandinavian game best described as either “Viking chess” or “a combination of bowling and horseshoes”, last year as part of the Bryant Park Games program. Finding it was especially hard on the lawn, we decided to dedicate a space to it and installed a 12’ x 20’ expanse of SYNLAWN Turf to ensure it endures the entire season and beyond.

Both of these great amenities are free and open to the public daily, 11:00am - 7:00pm. Just check in with the attendant for free equipment and instruction.  

This is an excerpt from Bryant Park's weekly newsletter, MidCity Newswritten by Terry Benoit. MidCity News keeps park enthusiasts informed about our events, milestones, operations, and all of the detailed maintenance work that goes into caring for the park. Weekly updates are sent with our sister organizations 34th Street Partnership and Chelsea Improvement Company

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1 comment:

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