Facilities

Fendalton Bowling Club, with its greens situated in a corner of Fendalton Park, has wonderful facilities. Right next door in the tree rimmed Fendalton Park is a children’s playground, rugby field and general play area. Along the eastern boundary behind the club house a pleasant walkway along the Waimairi Stream connecting Makora and Kotare Street.

No. 1 Green No. 1 Green and the Club House

Two car park areas are available, one (private) accessible from Makora Street and a public area off Kotare Street. For disabled bowlers, access is available from the Makora Street car park direct to the greens. Further parking is available in an area shared with the Croquet Club at the end of the drive off Makora Street.

The club house features a full bar, lounge (upstairs - lift installed), well appointed kitchen, and a 3-rink indoor bowling facility. Heat pumps provide cooling in summer and heating in winter.

3-Rink Indoor 'Greens' 3-Rink Indoor 'Greens'

The lounge is used by two Probus Clubs and two Bridge Clubs. It is equipped with a sound system, over-head projector; and may be set up as a meeting room with chairs, or for after-game social use with tables etc. for 130 people. A lift affords easy access for the less mobile individuals. The indoor "green" on the lower level doubles as a formal social area with tables, seating for more than 150 people and a full kitchen. The room is also equipped with a sound system.

All outdoor greens are natural with grass/loose stone ditches. Surrounds are grassed with shelters between the two greens and extra shades on No.2 green. Gardens border all greens with selected roses featuring between the shelters.

Close by is the headquarters of Bowls Canterbury who now occupy what was once the Fendalton Ladies Bowling Club. Associated with their rooms is a further green which, on special occasions such as the World Bowls events, is run in conjunction with the Club's greens.

Fenced by trim hedges and with a background of trees this is a rural setting in the depth of town. A short walk away are several Motels, the Ilam University, various schools, a public library and the Fendalton shopping mall.

A feature of the indoor rinks is a fine mural along the Eastern wall depicting Canterbury, our city and our club. Painted by Tim & Natasha Carrell, and although vague in detail, it features local club bowlers, plus national and international figures, representing the cross section of ages of players at our Club.

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No. 1 Green Mural in indoor rink area.

 

 

 

 

 

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