Click the buttons on the right to learn more about lawn bowling and croquet and about renting our green and clubhouse for your group event.
Croquet and Lawn Bowling Rental Rates
Rental rate is $20.00 per person, which includes the following:
Exclusive use of all club facilities for up to 3 hours, including the green, clubhouse, kitchen, cutlery and dishware, barbecue, and portable tables and chairs for dining
All necessary bowling/croquet equipment
Ongoing coaching throughout the games
A booking deposit of $100.00 is required to secure a slot on our Booking Calendar. The deposit is refunded only if your event must be cancelled due to inclement weather. For rentals longer than 3 hours in duration there is an additional charge of $100.00 per group per hour or portion thereof.
Our standard lawn bowling and/or croquet Rental Agreement can be found at the link here.
We use an eContracts platform for all our Agreements so the signing process is very quick and no paper changes hands.
Clubhouse-Only Rental Rates
Rental rate is $55.00 per hour or portion thereof with a minimum rental of 2 hours. Rental includes the exclusive use of all clubhouse facilities, including kitchen, cutlery and dishware, barbecue, and portable tables and chairs for dining.
A non-refundable booking deposit of $100.00 is required to secure a slot on our calendar.
Our standard clubhouse-only Rental Agreement can be found at the link here.
Payments can be made as follows:
By cheque payable to the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club delivered in person or mailed to P.O. Box 45023,4326 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC V6S 2G2.
By eTransfer to DunbarBowling@gmail.com.
Minimum group size is for bowling is 20. Maximum number of bowlers that can play at the same time is 64 (8 rinks, each with two teams of 4).
The maximum number that can play croquet at the same time is 16, assuming the entire green is used only for croquet. If the green is split between croquet and bowling, it is possible to have about 8 croquet players and 32 bowlers playing at the same time.
Maximum number for indoor meal seating is 60. Maximum for outdoor meal seating is about 80.
In general, children aged about 12 or older are able to handle the smallest adult bowls. For children between the ages of 8 and 12 we have enough junior bowls for 8-12 players. Children under the age of 8 can have trouble wielding even the junior bowls, making the game somewhat unsuitable for them.
Access and Parking
Our street address is 3850 31st Avenue W, one block west of Dunbar Street. Access for people and vehicles is from 31st Avenue and is shown in the sketch of the club premises at the link here.
Free parking is available on site for about 25 vehicles. There is usually ample free parking on 31st Avenue and other residential streets in the neighbourhood. Frequent public transit travels up and down Dunbar Street and there is a bus service (#25) that travels from the Canada Line’s King Edward station, straight down King Edward Avenue to Dunbar, a few blocks north of the club.
Constraints and Obligations
For participants, the main constraints are as follows:
For clubhouse-only rentals, they must stay off the bowling green altogether
For croquet and/or lawn bowling rentals, they must wear flat-soled shoes with no heels or deep treads
If they are lawn bowling, they should wear clothing that permits them to bend easily from the waist and knee
There is no smoking permitted anywhere on club grounds
Beverages consumed outside must be in plastic cups
Pets are not permitted anywhere on the premises
For organizers, the main constraints and obligations are:
Use of confetti is not permitted
Use of tape to attach decorations to walls, ceilings, or windows with tape is not permitted
All candles must be in jar-like containers
Use of barbecues in the clubhouse or on the veranda is not permitted
You must collect and remove all your refuse
You must clean all areas and associated club equipment used to prepare, serve and consume food and drink
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GROUP EVENTS AT DUNBAR
MACY, MARKETING & ADMIN MANAGER
"We held our summer staff outing at Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club and it was beyond our expectations! It was so much fun! Their staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining! They taught us really well the ins and outs of the sport and manned each of our teams in case we needed further guidance. It’s a great team building experience! We had a blast! One of our best events ever!"
KATE, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST
"Dunbar Lawn Bowling was the perfect venue for our summer social event. The clubhouse is spacious and allowed ample room for socializing and refreshments, the green is impeccably kept and the volunteers were knowledgeable, patient and fun in assisting us with our tournament. As first time lawn bowlers everyone had a memorable afternoon and we look forward to returning again!"