Matt De Winter › Air Zoo July 8 at 9:11pm
For anyone that might not have been to Air Zoo recently, I thought I would post the message written by Air Zoo staff on its bulletin board over the weekend for everyone to view:
Dear Disc Golfers:
I am writing to request that each of you help, in any way you can, to ensure that the Air Zoo's disc golf course can continue to thrive as a clean, safe, and friendly place for people of ALL ages to enjoy throughout the year. We regret that, despite our own best efforts, behaviors of the few individuals who are not following the posted rules are beginning to overshadow the many who respect the course, its players, and other Air Zoo guests. We need your help to reverse this trend, or it may ultimately lead to the closing of this course either temporarily or permanently.
Over the last month the Air Zoo's staff and volunteers have reported numerous cases of excessive litter on the course; consumption of alcoholic beverages on the Air Zoo's property; broken glass throughout the area of the parking lot designated for disc golf players; language and physical gestures clearly inappropriate for a family setting; lack of appropriate attire; unleashed pets; and other behavior that goes against not only the posted rules but also against a common-sense understanding of respectful behavior.
The Air Zoo must do and will do everything we can to ensure that people and families of all ages have an experience that in every way lives up to their expectations in a fun and safe family environment. To that end we ask that each of you make every attempt to uphold, not tear down, this environment in any way you can. Again, recognizing that a large majority of you already do this, we ask you to help "clean up" those who do not. If we cannot turn these things around for good over the next 30 days, we will re-assess the situation and give serious consideration to closing the disc golf course. The Air Zoo does not want to do that, nor would you like to see that happen, so please help us now.
The Air Zoo Management Team