Newton recently unveiled a new disc golf course, offering an exciting new venue for competitions. In a 5-1 vote on Nov. 20, the Newton City Council approved the upgrade of the disc golf course at Woodland Park. This development is sure to thrill both casual and competitive disc golfers, many of whom currently frequent Maytag Park for their disc golf needs.
The enhancements to the Woodland Park disc golf course are part of the capital improvement plan for FY24-FY28. The current 12-hole layout is not suitable for hosting tournaments, prompting staff to propose the purchase of new disc golf baskets and sleeves for $7,447 from the general fund.
Upon completion of the upgrades, Woodland Park will boast an 18-hole disc golf course. The decision to expand the course was met with approval from the local disc golf community.
City staff opted not to seek additional quotes to ensure consistency among the disc golf baskets, planning to source them exclusively from the manufacturer Innova Disc Golf based in Rock Hill, S.C. The installation of the baskets will be handled by the parks department’s groundskeepers.
Future plans for the additional holes are still in the works, with city staff intending to collaborate with local disc golf groups to devise a comprehensive layout and make necessary adjustments to existing holes. They also plan to explore potential locations outside the outfield fences of the park’s three baseball fields for additional holes.
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