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Forest Lanes is now open for private reservations.

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Dear Forest Lanes team, friends, family and valued guests,

The health and well being of our loyal team and guests is and always will be our highest priority. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Forest Lanes, today, following the guidance of the Orange County Health Department, we have determined that we must temporarily suspend the operation of our bowling center until further notice.

We will closely monitor the circumstances and make further adjustments as necessary. While this is certainly disappointing news for us, our overriding concern is for those directly impacted by this potentially deadly disease, our community and the dedicated members of our team.

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We know that our community depends on us to provide an escape during uncertain times and we feel that responsibility deeply. We are forever grateful for the amazing efforts made by our team during these past few weeks to ensure that we safely continued to deliver the joy of bowling to our guests as long as possible.

We are profoundly grateful for the loyalty and support you have shown us throughout the years, and especially now. Our hope is for everyone to stay safe, stay healthy and be kind during this time.

Please look out for one another, and we hope to see you back on the lanes very soon.

Best wishes,

Forest Lanes


  1. DMS April 28, 2020 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    My wife and I a ready to bowl!!!! Let’s get it on!!!


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      Forest Lanes May 1, 2020 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      We can’t wait to see you guys at the bowl!

      See you soon!!

  2. Mary Hulbert May 1, 2020 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    We want to bowl!!!!
    I miss it terribly and when you go from bowling 5 days out of 7 to zero it’s a lot of things but mostly heart breaking. Please let us come back soon.

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      Forest Lanes May 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Mary,

      We want you to bowl as well! As soon as the CDC mandate is lifted and we are allowed to reopen, we will update this page with the date, and be ready to welcome you all with open arms!

      Looking forward to that day as much as everybody else.

      See you soon!

  3. David L. Bailey May 2, 2020 at 12:33 am - Reply

    We miss Forest and want to get back to Monday league. We love you all and hope you are safe and well

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      Forest Lanes May 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Forest misses you as well, David. We can’t wait for the Monday league to floor once again! All is well over here, and we hope to see you real soon!

  4. Sue B. May 3, 2020 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    We miss bowling and all of you so much. Hope you are all well. Hope Forest opens soon!!!!!

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      Forest Lanes May 6, 2020 at 5:37 pm - Reply

      We miss you as well, Sue! All is well, and we are one day closer to reopening. When that is will be up to the CDC and when it lifts its mandate. You will be the first to know on this very page.

      See you soon!

  5. Ed Simone May 5, 2020 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    “Seniors are at risk”
    “Seniors are adults”
    ……Let us bowl……..!

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      Forest Lanes May 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm - Reply

      Hi Ed,

      We are ready to welcome all of our seniors back the minute our doors reopen! Patti may have communicated it to you guys, but she has multiple leagues with 20 teams full of senior bowlers who are ready to hit the lanes hard when the CDC lifts its mandate and we can open our doors to everybody again.

      Really, we can’t wait, and miss all of our bowlers and look forward to seeing everybody.

      Hope you’re staying safe, and we will see you on the lanes again soon!

  6. Dave (not) sanders May 12, 2020 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    You going to open Friday May 15 like other California businesses or is bowling too non-essential according to grewsome newsom?

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      Forest Lanes May 14, 2020 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      We’re still closed until further notice, unfortunately. But the outlook seems to be getting better. We hope to have an update in the next week or so.

      See you soon!

    • DMS May 14, 2020 at 9:40 pm - Reply


      This is the actual Dave Sanders… Shelby and I are still ready to roll!!!!

      We’ve booked a room at South Point for Vegas’ opening day, but strategically placed it to miss Monday or Friday of the week so that we can enjoy Forest Lanes’ opening day for our leagues too, whatever week they may land on.

      You’re going to see a couple of the happiest people ever, once we can get back on the lanes. Rolling balls in our hallway just ain’t cutting it!!

      Can’t wait to see our Forest family again!

  7. Susan Bailey May 16, 2020 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Is there “Bootleg” or “Speak-easy” type bowling going on? If so, we’re there! Haha! JK!! Please open soon! So bored without bowling!!!

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      Forest Lanes May 18, 2020 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      That’s a great idea there! We really are hoping to open soon. We miss everybody!

  8. Dave price May 25, 2020 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    So the WII Bowling game was fun for a day or 2, but My kids are kicking my butt. We need to get back to the lanes so I can show them who is boss.

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      Forest Lanes May 26, 2020 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      You show them! We’ll watch you do it the second you guys get back into our center!!

  9. Tyler Veneracion May 27, 2020 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I see concourse bowling alley in anaheim is opening-up June 1. Are you guys opening as well?

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      Forest Lanes June 1, 2020 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      We are accepting private reservations. You can book your lane through our website.

  10. Ed Simone May 29, 2020 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I see the new hours posted
    When is reopening

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      Forest Lanes June 1, 2020 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      We are accepting private reservations through the website. You can make one for today if you would like.

  11. Chick McKenney May 29, 2020 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Looks like things may open up soon. Any target date? And are you restarting leagues or continuing old ones?

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      Forest Lanes June 1, 2020 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      No word on leagues as of this moment. However, we are accepting private reservations through the website. You could make one for today if you would like.

  12. Sheldon M Neal June 1, 2020 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I see your lane reservation is $69.50 for one lane and 1 hour 50 minute of bowling for up to 5 people. What if it’s just me wanting to shoot a series or so?

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      Forest Lanes June 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm - Reply

      At the moment we are only offering the private lane reservation package.

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  14. Thien Nguyen June 15, 2020 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I had a reservation for a birthday party back in March and paid the deposit. The weekend of the birthday party was when the shutdown began. I would like to reschedule the birthday party as soon as when available.

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      Forest Lanes June 17, 2020 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Thien,

      Please call the center (949) 770-0055 and we can discuss this.

      Thank you!

  15. Chet Weller June 22, 2020 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Is the proshop up and running again?

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      Forest Lanes June 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      Yes it is.

  16. Ken Reinach July 21, 2020 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    So disappointed you’re closed down again. Both Tuesday and Thursday senior leagues were carefully following all the safety guidelines and really enjoying getting back to bowling. Just think this is overkill and overreaction by government.

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      Forest Lanes August 14, 2020 at 3:31 am - Reply

      We agree with you, Ken. We’re hoping they let us reopen soon!

  17. Ed Simone August 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Is there a tentative start date for winter senior leagues?

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