NEW YORK (PIX11) — Croquet is making a comeback in Brooklyn, and giving an iconic piece of New York City history a second chance, too.
The Brooklyn Croquet & Hunt Club (hunting postponed until further notice) meet every Sunday in Prospect Park to compete in 9-wicket croquet. The games are free to join.
Players use mallets made by Madera Trade and created from recycled wood from boardwalks in Coney Island and the Rockaways that were destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.
Croquet dates back to at least 1856 London and prompts players to use a wood mallet to hit balls through hoops, often called “wickets.”
To learn how you can join in on the weekend matches and “remember a forgotten game,” click here.