People Pursuing the Growth of New DG Courses
Markus Mika April 12, 2012 at 11:41am
My friend at SLCGOV probably only has jurisdiction over the parks on this list (which unfortunately excludes the county parks, such as Creekside or Crestwood): http://www.slcclassic.com/publicservices/parks/list.htm . Also the 'Natural Areas' on that list may be off limits because of their ecological significance, but I was wondering about Jordan Park (33.5 acres) or Parley's Historic Nature Park (87 acres). Check out the pictures, they look promising in terms of challenging landscapes, particul ... more
My friend at SLCGOV probably only has jurisdiction over the parks on this list (which unfortunately excludes the county parks, such as Creekside or Crestwood): http://www.slcclassic.com/publicservices/parks/list.htm . Also the 'Natural Areas' on that list may be off limits because of their ecological significance, but I was wondering about Jordan Park (33.5 acres) or Parley's Historic Nature Park (87 acres). Check out the pictures, they look promising in terms of challenging landscapes, particularly Parley's has a lot of land and challenging topography. Any other park on that list you think might work as well? I will definitely suggest Fairmont too besides the aforementioned ones.
I have an official meeting with her the morning of Friday April 20th and will know more after that.
Again, don't spread the word beyond this community yet, and please DON'T contact the city yourself at this time! Thanks!!!
sean kelly April 10, 2012 at 6:28pm
Crestwood Park: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1079&bih=822&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=crestwood+park+utah&fb=1&gl=us&hq=crestwood+park&hnear=0x874c6bc78f13f9cd:0xbddf4aa56cd7463f,Utah&cid=16656530793895684862
Cassidy Houdeshel April 8, 2012 at 10:24am
I really like the idea of a course along the walking trail and park area across from Murray Parkway golf course(north side of I-215). It too runs along the Jordan river. I believe the park and walking trial area are called Willow Pond Park. Also Cottonwood Heights has announced new park land development by the Cottonbottom and Tuscany, that area has great potential for a disc golf course. I wold love to hear a conversation about Salt lake county golf courses putting baskets on unpopular golf courses like Pepple Brook, or Rose Park.
"Big Wave" Dave April 7, 2012 at 2:40pm
Awesome, Thanks. I knew there was some good land somewhere on the Jordan. I always figured there was enough room somewhere to put a 27 hole course. I'll go check it out in the next couple of weeks. A little busy getting Creekside Park ready for The Creekside Open. Thanks again.
Jake La "Putt" ka April 7, 2012 at 2:29pm
So I was on a run today on the Jordan River Parkway Trail, and as I looked, I found that the land near the trail between 10600 south and 11400 south would be perfect for an 18-27 hole dgc. The other good news is that I know the land is owned by the South Jordan Parks and Rec because they have about a million signs that all have the logo on it. It would make for a really fun course because I saw spots for short, long, technical, and water hazard holes. Dave if you are looking for new ideas or haven't been in that area, I suggest checking it out
"Big Wave" Dave April 6, 2012 at 6:17pm
Personally I like Popperton Park up by the U on the hill. also anywhere on the Jordan River would be great cause there are places with TONS of open land. Mums the word, Also if she is really interested I would totally sit done with her and a map of the parks to discus other possibilities or go inspect potential courses with her. Thanks Markus
Markus Mika April 6, 2012 at 6:04pm
Dave thanks for all the info. I will definitely consider this. Right now I'll meet with her next week and see what she has in mind. She told me to keep this low profile right now (she didnt even want me to spill the beans to the community yet, but I need some input from all you guys before meeting her). Any additional requests we should wait and see how committed they are to the sport first. Thanks again and I'll definitely keep you in the loop.
"Big Wave" Dave April 6, 2012 at 5:42pm
Markus I would love to have some signs made for safety reason a Creekside Park, If this is something she can help me with I would love to speak with her.
"Big Wave" Dave April 6, 2012 at 5:41pm
Neff's Canyon, Millcreek Canyon, anywhere on the Jordan River, The Rail Gardens maybe?? Corner Canyon. Dimple Dell Gulley. Popperton Park
Markus Mika April 6, 2012 at 10:34am
So last night I got a call from Emi a friend of mine, who is the Director of ALL parks in Salt Lake City. She directly reports to Mayor Becker. She wants to meet with me to talk about disc golf and she is "looking for that recreational opportunity in SLC" and wants my recommendations. GREAT NEWS! So if any of you can give me their realistic ideas or opinions about potential parks in the city that lend themselves as places for our beloved sport let me know here or by email at [email redacted]
Thanks for everybody's input.
Steven Sharp October 17, 2011 at 9:48pm
For all you players who have been hoping for a disc golf course near St. George, Utah, here's some news for you: http://discgolfutah.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=648
Rustin Pomeroy May 9, 2011 at 2:11pm
Markus, you're awesome! Great info, & great plan! Let's do this! Rope, i've designed a few holes at liberty as well. It is perfect DG land. Too busy most the time, yes, empty enough to play sometimes, also yes! Let's finish at least a 9 hole object course at liberty for early morning & late evening rounds. Wave, I was just telling RyRy that memory grove would be awesome! Good to hear that from someone else.
"Big Wave" Dave May 9, 2011 at 1:36pm
It would be easier to do an object couse at Memory Grove than Liberty Park. To many people at Liberty
"Big Wave" Dave May 9, 2011 at 1:02pm
Best place I've seen for downtown is City Creek, Bonneville Shoreline Trail or Popperton Park.
Dave Roper May 9, 2011 at 12:05pm
I've played at Libery Park, and already have a few holes designed. The land is perfect for DG, but there are way too many people most of the time.
I'm interested in a course downtown...
Markus Mika May 9, 2011 at 11:55am
My good friend Emy Maloutas is the new director of Salt Lake City parks. She is now in charge of 126 parks (http://www.slcgov.com/publicservices/parks/list.htm) within city boundaries. When I asked her how to approach a new disc golf course in the city of SLC, she responded that if a bunch of us constantly send emails to the Mayor's office (firstname.lastname@example.org) demanding a course at a specific park, he will contact her and ask her to take care of it. I don't know how efficient or successful this ap ... more
My good friend Emy Maloutas is the new director of Salt Lake City parks. She is now in charge of 126 parks (http://www.slcgov.com/publicservices/parks/list.htm) within city boundaries. When I asked her how to approach a new disc golf course in the city of SLC, she responded that if a bunch of us constantly send emails to the Mayor's office ([email redacted]) demanding a course at a specific park, he will contact her and ask her to take care of it. I don't know how efficient or successful this approach would be, but it's worth a try. I recommend for us to FIRST go through the list (see link above) and discuss amongst each other which park of the 126 is the best one for consideration. Then SECOND we create a proper form email that many of us can send to the mayors office individually. I know it is limited to only SLC and not the surrounding communities, but still it's worth a consideration. What do you guys think?
Ryan Ranes May 8, 2011 at 10:21pm
anybody like the idea of new object cources up buy the capital building downtown???? and liberty park me and rusty were talking about that any ideas?????
"Big Wave" Dave April 3, 2011 at 5:54pm
Day Break has had that plan for 3 years so that can't be the Draper rumor. I haven't been able to check out the park in Cottonwood Heights yet probably won't be able to until May. Sorry real busy plus clean up at 3 parks and Creekside Open in 2 weeks.
David "Super Dave" Perry March 30, 2011 at 10:43am
My bro-in-law, living at Daybreak, says they will be putting in a full course there. I wonder if that's the "Draper" rumor??
Cassidy Houdeshel March 29, 2011 at 8:23pm
There is a new park proposed for Cottonwood heights! They are finally going do something with the Mountain View Elementary school property. Any way, the city is hosting an open house to display "preliminary concepts" and to invite the public to speak their "opinion" on what the park might entail. Maybe a 9 hole pitch and putt course could fit there?
Thursday April 7th from 5-7 pm
City Offices-1265 E. Frt, Union blvd., First floor training room.
Disc Golf of Course!