We were concerned that the top layer was very, very soft and thick fine gravel screenings. The terrain will have to have additional attention before we are able to play on it. The washed gravel appeared to be too thick and unlikely to bind into a firm enough surface for petanque, no matter how much they may attempt to compact it.
Shirley committed to contacting the Parks and Rec people on Monday to explore a resolution and find out what the ongoing plans are.
Meanwhile, we played on he existing terrain on Sunday. It is in good shape for play since there have been no significant rains of late that would compromise the playing surface due to the fact that we have still not resolved our issue with poor drainage, One end of the terrain has standing water after a rain and stays muddy for days at a time.
The weather, the terrain, and the group all combined to make Sunday play a lot of fun, We were especially glad to have Charles Leonard rejoin the group after a prolonged absence.