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Willits Boules Club ~~ (renamed)[]

  • Willets Boules Club was renamed to Redwood Empire Boules Club in 2011.

Noyo Yoyos / Redwood Empire Boules Club[]

  • The Redwood Empire Boules Club was created in 2011 to unite players in the towns of Willits, Fort Bragg, Mendocino and Ukiah.
  • Mendocino County, California is about 100 miles north of San Francisco. (map) Ft. Bragg is just north of Mendocino (map)
  • We play at 2pm Thursdays on the petanque courts at the C.V. Starr Community Center in Fort Bragg.
  • We play at 2pm Sundays (except for the last Sunday of the month) at the Mendocino Community Center.
  • On the last Sunday of the month we play in Noyo Harbor. We're on the east side of North Harbor Drive after the big u-turn. We play rain or shine, we’re hard to miss and parking is plentiful.
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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The Noyo Yoyos playing petanque at the C.V.Starr Community Center, Ft. Bragg, CA

Mendocino - Ledford House Restaurant (terrain)[]

  • Ledford House Restaurant, 3000 California Highway One, Albion CA 95410 (map)
  • The town of Albion is located seven miles south of Mendocino on Highway One.
  • The courts, alongside the restaurant owned by Lisa and Tony Geer, sit atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and are large enough to support three games.
  • Although the restaurant is open only for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, the owners welcome petanque players any time.


Napa - Napa Petanque Club[]

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Napa Petanque Club at Fuller Park

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Napa Petanque Club at St. Supery Winery

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Napa Petanque Club at the Clos du Val Winery

Petaluma - Petaluma Valley Petanque Club[]

  • Petaluma is about 40 miles north of San Francisco (map), and about 30 miles west of Sonoma, the home of the Valley of the Moon Petanque Club.
  • The club was established in 2007 by Ed Porto, former president of FPUSA. It moved to its Oak Hill terrain in 2009.
  • We play at Oak Hill Park, Petaluma, CA 94952 (map) on Howard Street, between West Street and Bodega Avenue.
  • People play most Saturdays — mornings in the summer and fall months — afternoons in winter/spring.
  • We have sets of guest boules so you can try out the game.
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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San Rafael - La Pétanque Marinière[]

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Santa Rosa - Sunrise Petanque[]

  • Contact — David Long, 2425 Sunrise Place, Santa Rosa CA 95404
  • Phone 707-526-3661 — email
  • Santa Rosa is north of San Francisco (map)
  • As of November 2013, David Long reports "We play a seasonal schedule, roughly June 1 to September 15, that rotates among 4 pistes that our club members have constructed in their backyards. Play is Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.."

Sonoma - Valley of the Moon Petanque Club[]

  • One of the largest and most active petanque clubs in the USA, located in beautiful Sonoma. Newcomers and guests are always welcome.
  • Our courts are located in Depot Park, just one block off Sonoma's Historic Plaza.
  • In good weather, you'll find players on the courts daily from late afternoon until dark. Weekends, Wednesdays and Thursdays are especially popular.
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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Valley of the Moon Petanque Club

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Healdsburg - Big Boules of Dry Creek[]

In Healdsburg there is a group called "Big Boules of Dry Creek Petanque League". The group was started in 1999 by Jack Linkletter, son of Art Linkletter and long time Dry Creek resident. Members of the group play league play on private courts belonging to club members. The group is not open to the public and membership is by invitation only.


Map of San Francisco area petanque clubs[]

Map as of September 1, 2019 (Click to enlarge)

San Francisco area petanque clubs map

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San Francisco - Golden Gate Park (terrain)[]

San Francisco - La Boule D'or []

  • As of November 2021, new web sites are in the process of being developed.
  • Contact information for the club can be found on the FPUSA web site HERE.
  • Founded in 1959 by a group of French expatriates, La Boule d'Or is the oldest petanque club on the west coast, and the second oldest in the USA.
  • The playing area is the terrain in Golden Gate Park near 36th Avenue and Fulton, opposite 38th Avenue and close to the Buffalo Paddock and the dog walking park. (map). From Fulton, go south on 36th Avenue into the park. Make a right as soon as you can (across from Spreckels Lake) and follow the road until it dead-ends. Turn left, and you'll be at a parking lot. The pétanque courts are on your left. (The Dog Training Area is on your right.)
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San Francisco - Bay Area Petanque Players ~~ (dead)[]

Lafayette - Lamorinda Petanque Club[]

  • Our web site has directions and contact info.
  • We also have a blog and a Facebook page
  • We're located in Lafayette, CA — east of San Francisco, near Berkeley
  • We play in the Lafayette Community Park, 480 St. Marys Road, Lafayette, CA 94549 (map)
  • We play on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 pm.
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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Sacramento - Sactown Petanque[]

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Palo Alto / Menlo Park - La Boule Joyeuse[]

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Saratoga - Saratoga Petanque Players[]

  • Saratoga is south of San Francisco, roughly between Palo Alto and San Jose.
  • An informal group plays at Azule Park, 12277 Goleta Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 (MAP)
  • We usually play on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 12:30 pm.
  • The new terrain in Azule Park was created in May 2011, due in large part to the efforts of Devin Utter.
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Atascadero - Central Coast Petanque Club[]

  • Contact John Joyner at (805)610-8060.
  • The terrain is open year-round. Games are played every Sunday.
  • Atascadero is close to San Luis Obispo, between LA and San Francisco (map)
  • The City of Atascadero maintains a petanque terrain located just beyond the basketball courts at the Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, Atascadero CA.
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Fresno Petanque Club[]

  • Web page is Organized play at 9am Sundays and Wednesdays and Tuesday's from 6pm. Every evening: pick up games from 6pm-10pm.
  • Facebook page is
  • We play at Cary Park, 4750 North Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93726 (map) — It is located behind Macy's Fashion Fair Mall, S of Shaw Avenue, on N. Fresno Street.
  • Fresno is in the heart of California, in the San Joaquin Valley; 3 hours from LA and 3 hours from SF. One hour to Yosemite & Kings Canyon National Parks.(map)
  • The Fresno Petanque Club is known for their Pancake breakfasts and warm hospitality. We enjoy hosting visiting players!
  • An FPUSA member club since 2007. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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Fresno Petanque plays in Cary Park

Oakhurst Petanque Club[]

  • Facebook
  • Oakhurst Pétanque Club is located in the village of Oakhurst, approximately 13 miles from the south entrance into Yosemite National Park and about 50 miles north of Fresno (Map)
  • Nearly 3,000,000 Yosemite-bound visitors pass through Oakhurst each year. We always appreciate having visitors join in on games at our facility. We generally have open play each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. and - during Daylight Savings Time - on Wednesday evenings at 5:00.
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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Lake Tahoe Petanque Club ~~ (dead)[]

  • As of June 2019, the club and its web sites are dead.


Los Angeles Petanque Club[]

  • Directions via Google Maps.
  • LAPC is a large, active club with a beautiful playing area located near the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, in Rancho Park, in west Los Angeles, between Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Culver City. The address of the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center is 2551 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064. From the intersection of Pico Blvd and Motor Ave, proceed southeast on Motor Avenue, take the first right into the park, and proceed to the roundabout and parking area at the end of the drive.
  • We generally play Monday and Thursday, 3:00pm-10:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm. For up-to-date information about dates and times of play, visit the website LOCATION page
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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Rancho Park boulodrome has 11 pistes.

Directions to lapc from I-10

Directions to LAPC from I-10, exit 4. Click on image to enlarge it.

LAPC parking in Rancho Park

Parking areas in Rancho Park. Click on image to enlarge.

Claremont Pétanque[]

Larkin playing

Santa Monica Petanque Club ~~ (dead)[]

  • The two courts in Palisades Park were under-utilized for years. In June 2021 the city replaced the courts with a planted area.

Southern California Petanque ~~ (dormant/dead)[]

  • Southern California Petanque was started in December 2016 by some break-away members of the Los Angeles Petanque Club.
  • Its Facebook page has been dormant since March 2019.


San Diego - San Diego Pétanque Club []

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Boulodrome is located just south of parking, just east of the pool.

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Looking northwest, past the boulodrome toward the parking lot

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Palm Desert - La Boule du Désert[]

  • We play every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • The boulodrome is in the Hovley Soccer Park. Enter the park from either the North parking lot, on Hovely or the South one on 42nd Avenue. The courts are next to the basketball courts, nestled up against the back of the building. (map)
  • See the website for email and contact information.
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There are about ten pistes. This picture shows five, and the other five are off-camera to the right.

Palm Springs - Palm Springs Petanque[]

  • email
  • See our YouTube videos.
  • We play traditional Provincial-style public-space petanque.
  • Our main terrain is located on the south bank of the Tahquitz Creek loop trail at the intersection of the pedestrian bridge, S. Camino Real and S. Riverside, across the street from the charming Palm Springs Presbyterian church. (map)
  • During season (typically November through May) we throw on-demand. Check our calendar for scheduled throws or email us to schedule a throw.
  • Newbies and experienced players are welcome. We have guest boules for novice or visiting players.
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Creekside Terrain

Palm Springs - Parker Palm Springs Hotel[]