Lawn Bowling

The City built a new Lawn Bowling Club, adjacent to the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre, which opened in 2021. The new Club incorporates several upgrades such as new artificial turf, sidewalk and pedestrian lighting upgrades, new street trees, on-site parking, and a new public green space.

Latest News - Clubhouse Construction

The City is now constructing a new clubhouse for the NVLB Club. The new clubhouse will be a modern, efficient single storey facility that includes a large assembly space for gatherings, catering kitchen, washrooms, lockers, and storage. The clubhouse has been designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and is adaptable for a variety of community uses. Construction of the clubhouse will begin in March 2022, and is anticipated to complete in late 2022. The NVLB Greens will remain active through the construction period.

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As one of the oldest sports clubs on the North Shore, the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club (NVLBC) has operated since 1923. The Club is a non-profit society that operates from a City-owned facility. As part of the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre Redevelopment project, the club moved from 2160 Lonsdale Avenue to the corner of St. Andrews and 24th Street in North Vancouver. The new Club is operational as of late summer 2021.

For upcoming NVLBC activities or for information on joining, please visit North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club website.

Project Background

As part of the redevelopment process for the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre Redevelopment, public information sessions were held in 2017 and 2018. Input was sought on the concept design for the new Lawn Bowling site at Mickey McDougall.

Feedback received on the concept design for the Mickey McDougall site was incorporated into the final Lawn Bowling design. This included aspects such a site grading, preferred location for the lawn bowling greens and clubhouse, as well as inclusion of a new public green space at the corner of St. Andrews and 23rd Street. Following the conceptual design, a more detailed design of the facility was undertaken in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, construction began with laying the greens and completing site upgrades.

The final lawn bowling surface, also known as the greens, was installed in July 2021, allowing the club to be operational by late summer 2021. The final layer or “greens carpet” was laid down in wide strips that were then sewn together by an industrial sewing machine and specially trained crew. The greens carpet and sewing machine were shipped from Great Britain and travelled through the Panama Canal! The greens are installed to specifications that comply with World Bowl’s performance standards, allowing the club to host international competitions in the future.

Field lighting and site furnishings were also installed, and the next phase of the project will be constructing the clubhouse.

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