Completed in mid 2014, the Ipsen Family Bocce Park is the result of the combined efforts of the Ipsen family, Skipolini’s Pizza, and the Clayton Business & Community Association (CBCA). The CBCA operates the bocce courts for the benefit of Clayton residents and the surrounding community. The courts are an extension of CBCA’s charitable purpose of promoting community involvement for all. The courts are operated as a community asset on private property. Organized, fee based, and open play are accommodated.
The Ipsen family provided the land for the bocce park, along with $125,000 for construction costs. The CBCA added another $175,000 to build and equip the park with four bocce courts, equipment, picnic tables, benches, and lighting for nighttime play.
In order to help recover some of the cost of court construction, the CBCA is offering "naming rights" to each of the four courts ($25,000 per court), tables ($4,000 each) and benches ($2,500 each). Name plaques will be affixed to the court, bench or table. The tables and benches are of a high quality with a full 50-year warranty.
The CBCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all proceeds from the bocce courts are directed to projects and organizations that benefit the Clayton community.
The park is located in downtown Clayton at 6000 Main St. (corner of Oak and Main Streets).