Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club
Est. 1942



Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Day Saturday Aug 5th

We know our club is awesome and the sport of 'bowls' is great fun. That's why we are always encouraging our friends and neighbors to give it a try! Now, thanks to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, and King County Executive Dow Constantine, it's official by City & County-wide proclamation.

Saturday August 5th 2017 is Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club Day!


We hope you will join us in celebrating this historic occasion at our Open House Sat. Aug 5th Noon-4pm.

July 29th, 2017|Blog, Club History, News|

75th Anniversary Celebration & Open House

Open House

Saturday August 5th 12 - 4pm

Please join us as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary!

Demonstration games

  • Prizes

  • Refreshments served

  • Give the game a try yourself!

    *flat soled shoes (or bare feet) required to bowl

July 22nd, 2017|Blog, News|

Tacoma Bowls rises!

Hey TacomaBowls- welcome to the neighborhood!

A group of enthusiastic lawn bowlers are resurrecting the Tacoma Lawn Bowling Club located inside beautiful Wright Park.
Contact them through their Facebook page for more information and consider joining them for the weekly open draw game on Sunday mornings from 10-12. ($10 greens fee)
"The Tacoma lawn bowling green opened in 1936 to much fanfare and excitement. 81 years later, we are looking to recapture the enjoyment of this fun and social sport."
June 30th, 2017|Blog, News|

Friday Night BBQ & Bowls Starts July 7th

Friday Night BBQ & Bowls is Back!

July 7th-August 25th ~ Open from 6:00 pm until dusk

Drop in for a lesson and some fun!
What should you bring?
✔ Flat-soled shoes to protect the greens
✔ Family and friends (kids welcome, no pets please!)
✔ Your picnic dinner (no alcohol allowed at this public event)
✔ $5 suggested greens fee donation
June 23rd, 2017|Blog, News|

JP Team Tournament this Weekend

JP Team Tournament this Saturday and Sunday May 20 & May 21~ 9am-4pm This two-day tournament is comprised of teams of 5 members playing against each other in a friendly/competitive atmosphere. (Yes it’s possible to do both at the same time!) The morning sessions are Singles and Rinks while the afternoon games are Pairs and Triples. Team Captains are selected ahead of time and then search for bowlers to fill their ranks. You don't have to wait to be selected. If you'd like to bowl in the Team Tourney, contact Willie Weir and he will place you on a team. Teams are encouraged to wear team outfits. * You don't have to be available to play both days to participate.
May 17th, 2017|Blog, JP Team Tournament, News|

Saturday April 22nd 9am-4pm ~ JPLBC’s Annual Trifecta!

Campus Day, Spring Meeting and Short Jack Pairs game Saturday, April 22nd, 9 AM to 4 PM Make a day of it, or show up when you can & stay as long as you can. 9am to Noon: Time for our annual spring cleaning in preparation for opening day. Lend a hand spiffing up the joint. Noon to 1 PM: The annual all-member spring meeting, come get the latest on all things JPLBC. 2-4 PM: Stay for Short Jack pairs. All work and no play makes jack a dull ball! Questions? Contact Brian Nichols
April 10th, 2017|Blog, News, Volunteer Calls|

Nancy Nishikawa enters the Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to our own Nancy Nishikawa who has been elected to the 2016 Bowls USA Hall of Fame! Nancy's selection is no surprise to those who admire her competitive bowling and appreciate her tireless work for the Jefferson Park club. It is those two qualities that secured her spot in the Hall of Fame. The winner of a multitude of local and division tournaments, competitor at the National Championships 22 times, and a tireless champion for the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club are the qualities that caught the eye of the committee and secured her spot in the 2016 Bowls USA Hall of Fame. Nancy becomes the 6th bowler from the NorthWest Division to join the ranks of so many esteemed champions and competitors in the Bowls USA Hall of Fame.
January 25th, 2017|Blog, News|

Members Corner – Kathryn, how did you find JPLBC?

"I had been trying to find a sport on Beacon Hill that would be both competitive AND have a friendly community feeling. Jenny Mears told me about lawn bowling and sure enough, at JPLBC I found just the right mix: people who are serious about their sport, yet wholeheartedly welcoming to all levels of experience. I was so delighted to find this wonderful group; so diverse in age, background, and experience levels, yet all united in their great inclusive attitude. Everyone I have played with has been in equal parts earnest in improving their own game, and generous with helping a beginner." -Kathryn Rathke
January 23rd, 2017|Blog, News|

Time to renew your membership!

Haven’t renewed your membership yet? No time like the present!
The 2017 schedule has already started and includes lots of fun leagues, social games, tournaments, and our 75 year anniversary celebration!
The sooner you join/renew the sooner you get to bowl.  
Simply go to the membership page to pay online or print out a form to fill out and mail in with your check.
See you on the greens!


January 13th, 2017|Blog|

Cereal Bowl this Saturday September 24th 7:30 am

Brian in action - 2014 Cereal BowlCereal Bowl this Saturday! Few of us see the sun rise over the dewy greens, but it's a beautiful sight on crisp early fall morning. Join us this Saturday September 24th at 7:30am for Cereal Bowl - just for the ridiculous fun of it! The game is traditionally bowled staying within the hand-drawn spiral course brushed into the green before the sun burns off all evidence. Bring your favorite breakfast of champions. The coffee will be on, milk and bowls at the ready. Suggested attire is ‘sleepwear’.
September 22nd, 2016|Blog|
Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club

Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club