Alaska Disc Golf Association
Jamie Adams May 22, 2012 at 11:37pm
Thank you so much to ya'll that helped at Hilltop so far- we have one more work party planned, with emphasis on the PARTY part :) This Thursday, 6pm, come one come all to help get the final tees/sleeves/etc in and do some garbage pick up on the hill. Rick will have some dogs and burgers on the bbq afterwards, bring your boots for work on the hill and anything else food or drink wise you'll want for after! Official opening is looking like this Saturday, and keep an eye out for details of the Memorial Day Tournament/Fun Day for all you not leaving for the holiday weekend.
Som Bouasri May 17, 2012 at 7:58pm
I'll be at Hilltop but a little late, boots in tow. Also, Female Athlete is having a sale on all disc golf equipment 25% all disc golf stuff. I just bought a competition bag for $45 regularly $60. There were two green competition bags left. They are NOT going to carry anymore disc golf stuff due in part to lose of business from the westchester closure.
Jamie Adams May 17, 2012 at 6:57pm
I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine this week- weather like this ALMOST makes the winter worth it, haha!
Friendly Reminder- there is a Work Party this evening at Hilltop Ski Area/DGC, Thursday May 17 @ 6pm. Word is the hill is still thawing and may be sloppy so boots are instyle right now! Spend a couple short hours installing this great course in the sunshine this evening!
Hilltop Ski Area is located on Abbott Road, if you need directions or have questions the Chalet is 346-1446
Mike G May 17, 2012 at 11:11am
I hope my comment went I did not see it post any way I will be there today then thanks Casimir
Mike G May 17, 2012 at 11:09am
I am in, I will be there today then. I have not played in a couple of weeks since I have been in the middle of the move. this is the longest time ever I have not been flying my plastic. hope to see you there today.
Casimir Abramczyk May 17, 2012 at 7:14am
I'm your Huckleberry. I want to, and am gonna, play! Often I hit Kincaid c. 2:30ish in the pm week days w/me dog.
Lou Dogg May 16, 2012 at 9:07pm
Mike, the Alaska Disc Golf Association holds a weekly doubles league every Wednesday night at Kincaid Park. Be there by 6:15 if you're interested in playing. Hope to see you there. Hit me up if you have any questions regarding DG in AK (Louie: 907-227-3323).
Jamie Adams May 14, 2012 at 9:29pm
It's almost time! Hilltop DGC is about ready to go in- course installation to start this week! There will be a work party Thursday May 16, 6pm to get things going. The hill is still thawing but Rick is eager to get the course in for everyone to enjoy- the hill is muddy and sloppy as of today, so boots/mud footwear are suggested and definitely in style right now. Thanks to the hard work of you volunteers last season, installation should go pretty quick and smooth this year! The weather is su ... more
It's almost time! Hilltop DGC is about ready to go in- course installation to start this week! There will be a work party Thursday May 16, 6pm to get things going. The hill is still thawing but Rick is eager to get the course in for everyone to enjoy- the hill is muddy and sloppy as of today, so boots/mud footwear are suggested and definitely in style right now. Thanks to the hard work of you volunteers last season, installation should go pretty quick and smooth this year! The weather is supposed to be nice, and the views will be fantastic, hope to see you there!
Installation work party, Thursday May 17, 6pm @ Hilltop
Hilltop Chalet & Information, Rick Cramer 346-1446
Edan Badajos May 12, 2012 at 4:39am
In Girdwood there is a campground in the park right at the course.
Som Bouasri May 3, 2012 at 7:02pm
KTUU reporting on the Westchester disclosure discussion. http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-should-westchester-lagoon-have-disc-golf-in-the-summer-20120502,0,1987588.story#fb-root
Brad Larson April 29, 2012 at 8:09pm
special thanks to everyone who showed up to help @ kinkaid today, it was a great turnout. It was also nice to see others not in our group helping out. All in all job well done, thanks again.
Jamie Adams April 27, 2012 at 9:14pm
Email communication from Parks & Rec: Thank you for expressing your comments and concerns regarding the seasonal closure of the disc golf course at Westchester Lagoon. Since 2008, the Alaska Disc Golf Association (ADGA) and Anchorage Parks & Recreation have been actively working to improve the safety conditions and user conflicts at the Westchester Lagoon disc golf course. Although these improvements have somewhat improved course conditions and park and trail safety, the increased popularit ... more
Email communication from Parks & Rec:
Thank you for expressing your comments and concerns regarding the seasonal closure of the disc golf course at Westchester Lagoon.
Since 2008, the Alaska Disc Golf Association (ADGA) and Anchorage Parks & Recreation have been actively working to improve the safety conditions and user conflicts at the Westchester Lagoon disc golf course. Although these improvements have somewhat improved course conditions and park and trail safety, the increased popularity of the course has compounded the problems. The Parks & Recreation Department continues to receive many complaints about the poor condition of the park near the disc golf course, trail conflicts and the deteriorating community park atmosphere.
In response to the growing conflict, the Department composed a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to propose solutions to resolve conflict and improve park conditions. This advisory group included two parks and recreation commission members, two Alaska Disc Golf Association Members and was led by Parks & Recreation Staff.
As a result of the public process, the Parks and Recreation Department will be closing the disc golf course at Westchester Lagoon for the summer of 2012 to repair areas that are damaged from heavy course use. The course will be rehabilitated with topsoil and grass seed and damaged trees and shrubs will be replaced with new plantings.
All repaired areas will be enclosed with temporary fencing to eliminate disturbance of the newly seeded areas. Protective enclosures will be installed over the basket mounts to facilitate future seasonal and permitted use of the course.
Several park users and Anchorage citizens have expressed the desire to meet with the Parks & Recreation administration regarding the Westchester disc golf course closure. There will be two opportunities for public to get involved.
1. The disc golf community will be hosting a public forum on Wednesday, May 2 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Lidia Selkregg Chalet in Russian Jack Springs Park (1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane, Anchorage, AK 99508). Parks & Recreation has been invited to attend and will be part of this community discussion.
2. The Parks & Recreation Commission will discuss closure of the disc golf course as Old Business at the May 10th Parks & Recreation Commission. Please consider attending this public meeting as the Commission will work with the Department, the Alaska Disc Golf Association and the public to develop a path forward. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the Spenard Recreation Center (2020 West 48th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99517).
Updates can be found on http://www.facebook.com/AnchorageParks and http://www.muni.org/departments/parks/pages/default.aspx
In the interim, the following locations continue to be available for disc golf play:
Kincaid Park (18 holes)
Hanshew Middle School (9)
Service High School (9)
Russian Jack Springs Park (9)
Girdwood Disc Golf Course (18)
Schroeder Park (9)
Gruening Middle School (9)
Peter's Creek Disc Golf Course (18)
Eagle River High School (9)
Joshua A Durand | Park Planner | Municipality of Anchorage, Department of Parks and Recreation 632 West 6th Avenue, Suite 630 Anchorage, AK 99510 | 907.343.4427 | Fax: 907.249.7479 | [email redacted] | www.muni.org/parks
Brad Larson April 27, 2012 at 3:10am
Attention fellow golfers, a group of us are going to meet @ kinkaid park @ 10:30 am. sunday, April 29th. We will be out there to play a fun round, and pick up trash along the way! We invite any one who wants to come play and be involved in helping @ one of our primary courses for the summer. We hope to see you out there.
Andrew Jackson April 26, 2012 at 8:53pm
They are using funds from a state sourse and the course is part of a larger project. project is scheduled to be "substancially complete" by Oct
Luke Monyer April 26, 2012 at 7:41pm
We got nine baskets not being used, find somewhere to put them
Andrew Jackson April 26, 2012 at 6:34pm
James and I have been asked to help plan and install a new 18 hole course out in Nikiski. I understand they have been in communication with Edan also...
We would like to see them put in a course capable of hosting a state level event.....That being said...do you all think the Disc Cather Pro is a solid enough basket to meet our needs???
Our local supplier has provided a rough quote $6,600 for 18 baskets and I believe tee markers.
Dale Williams April 26, 2012 at 1:17pm
maybe a good answer to some of these congestion problems is to have more Westchester size courses in Anchorage if they can find the space...there is definitely a demand for short fast courses right in town. this seems like an opportunity for disc golfers to promote more courses = ) sounds like fun