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Scott Stacey 3 days ago
Johnson Park Doubles- A Disc Golf Tournament to raise funds for Permanent Baskets and Pads.
Raffles (Upper Park Rebel Bag, mini Recruit Basket...), CTPs, Long Putts, Ace Pool and lots of prizes.
David Creswell March 15 at 6:22pm
One day(at least) of the 2017 Masters PDGA championship is scheduled to be here, makes me wonder if they'll put baskets in..
Nick Simon September 16 at 5:05pm
Only 12 spots left for the first ever Riverside Open!!! PDGA C-tier. Sunday September 20. Sign up today!! And be sure tell all your friends as registration is sure to fill up!!
Durk A. Gordon August 14, 2014 at 11:25am
lost a ken climo 11x firebird no name no number tye dye see through on the hole that hyzers up and to the left probably 4 or 5 it has trees right at the turn going up on the far side of the fairway cut right through them and disappeared.....
Durk A. Gordon July 15, 2014 at 2:23pm
this is like the best discgolf park in grand rapids if someone has a temp basket and wants to go I am down for playing with you here it is seriously a nice course with amazing views for sure
Fred Vocino June 17, 2013 at 12:10pm
West Michigan games are happening this weekend (6/22&23) at Earl Brewer. I'm good for it. Post on the tournament page to build interest in the next few days.
Randy Shreve October 18, 2012 at 5:07pm
I know a few people have tried to take this on over the past few years without much success. I've recently met with a few people from Kent County Parks regarding this and have had good feedback from them. I've become a volunteer park steward for the course and have been out there doing some work these last few weeks. I'm putting together a work day this Sunday (10/21) from 1-5pm. Here's a link with more info on that: http://www.facebook.com/events/130099990471446/ I cre ... more
I know a few people have tried to take this on over the past few years without much success. I've recently met with a few people from Kent County Parks regarding this and have had good feedback from them. I've become a volunteer park steward for the course and have been out there doing some work these last few weeks. I'm putting together a work day this Sunday (10/21) from 1-5pm. Here's a link with more info on that:
I created a Facebook page for the course to help organize more events like this and help keep anyone who is interested in the park in what is going on there:
The park manager for Johnson told me that he would make the disc golf course a higher priority if he sees more interest in it. He told me there have been a couple instances over the last few years where there was talk of removing the disc golf course due to lack of use. This is still a legitimate threat unless we show the parks department that people do care about the course and it starts getting more use.
I know a lot of people think putting in baskets and concrete pads is all we need to do to fix the course. I think that should be the eventual goal, but other things need to happen first. We need to show the parks department we can take care of what's there if we want them to invest time and money into something more.
The park manager said we could sit down sometime this winter to discuss some low cost improvements for early next year like switching to tone poles (closer to the size of baskets), signage (for the holes, for the course so people can find it, course map), benches/seating, etc. We also may be able to add a little distance to some holes to help modernize the 20 year old course. The total distance on here is listed as 5140 feet, but I know a couple holes are shorter than what listed due to posts being moved. For comparison, Riverside is 5805, Brewer is 5547 and 5815, and Fallasburg is 6041.
Anyways, I know this is a long post, but I've just been thinking about this a lot over the past month or so. I hope some of you can make it out this Sunday or if not, that you will get involved in the future. Thanks!
Daryl Davis October 13, 2010 at 5:17pm
they will only be in during the day on saturday. They are all temp baskets. we are just trying to have a fun day at a park hardly anybody plays anymore.
Joal Kozma October 13, 2010 at 10:20am
how long will they be in the ground--hopefully until friday or longer?