Foz Miller › Rolling Hills County Park January 17, 2012 at 12:13pm
I sent Steve (the park superintendent) a message 4 weeks ago asking for any updates. No feedback yet. Previously he had indicated nothing related to Disc Golf course improvements would take place until the roads and parking lot in the new area were complete. It looks like the roads are done so I sent the message.
Some were worried that the plans may have been changed. I have the picture and description of the Master Plan they published. The master plan is the long term vision. It includes the soccer fields, ball golf training area, more trails, BMX area and a Disc Golf training area with additional holes. It looks like the water park could also be enhanced as part of this master plan. This new Disc Golf training area is located NW of holes 1,2, 4, and 5, to the west of the new road and south of the sand quarry which will be about where the BMX area would go. There is a building or pavilion on the design but realize this is all preliminary and it is based on incremental funding, priorities ect. I think they are leaning towards getting the soccer fields in to attract new visitors to the park. They already have a disc golf course.... But they know many use it and they want to compete with the other local parks to attract and keep those players that use it. Realize they are evaluated by the Gate entry fees - this is their major funding and primary metric to asses their value in the community.
Also note that when the new holes are added thee has been discussion of some of the holes on the south side on the big hills being removed or re-worked to to risk and erosion issues. We just have to wait until they are closer to the next phase and the formal planning of the changes and hope the local groups are consulted.