BEST PLACE TO PLAY SHUFFLEBOARD (2005)
North Shore Park and Youth Center
305-861-3616 Hey, we thought shuffleboard was going the way of lawn darts and horseshoes, but new courts are still being built in the area. This outdoor activity was popular in fifteenth-century England, made its way across the pond on the decks of glorious transatlantic cruise ships, and was introduced to Daytona Beach in 1913. The modern rules of the game were defined in St. Petersburg, where the National Shuffleboard Association was founded in 1931. So now you know why shuffleboard is associated with Florida retirees and cruises. But if you're not planning a trip on a big ship or ready to chill with the senior set, you have other options. North Shore Park opened this past summer with three well-lighted shuffleboard courts that are free for you to use during park hours. Simply check in at the front desk, swap your ID for discs and cues, and you're good to go. The courts are open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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