"You may talk about skating and sleighing and dancing,
Proclaim the delights of the rod and the gun,
Of the ride in the park upon steed gaily prancing,
The row on the lake until daylight is done,
Praise the sports of the land and the water, each one--
The bath by the beach or the yacht on the sea,
But of all outdoor pleasure known under the sun,
A good game of croquet's the sweetest to me." - Captain Mayne Reid
The Brooklyn Croquet & Hunt* Club is an open and friendly league dedicated to 9 wicket croquet. When playing, games are held Sunday afternoons in Prospect Park, Brooklyn near the Picnic House. Traditionally, games are held from spring to fall in the spirit of a Brooklyn tradition that is 150 years old.
Check back here or follow us on social media for announcements about scheduled games.
BC&H*C was founded in 2013 by Gabriel Vaughan and Piper Goodeve who are the respective Commissioner and Duchess of the club. They learned the game from the Keene Croquet & Hunt* Club which played for a great many years in Keene, NH.
While dressing in traditional croquet "whites" is not required to play with our club, it is always fun! Some throwback fashion is always encouraged.
*hunting postponed until further notice
The Commissioner and Duchess of the Brooklyn Croquet & Hunt* Club