If you’ve ever strolled through Bellevue Downtown Park on a Sunday afternoon and wondered what people were playing on the east garden pathway, wonder no more.
The game is pétanque, a French lawn game that looks like a cross between lawn bowling and shuffleboard. The games at Bellevue's downtown park are organized by the Seattle Pétanque Club. The club also is organizing a doubles tournament that starts at 11 a.m. Sunday (registered teams check in at 10 a.m.) at downtown park, and anyone can come and watch. Teams from around the Puget Sound will participate in the tournament.