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General => General Banter => Topic started by: BrianC on January 22, 2014, 08:10:53 AM

Title: Roe Park
Post by: BrianC on January 22, 2014, 08:10:53 AM
Does anyone know anything about this?  The park is pretty small for a course unless they get into the wooded sections but they do show an image of a disc golfer in their flyer?
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: BenC on January 22, 2014, 09:05:31 AM
This park is very small.  It doesn't include the woods.  We use to use this park when I was coaching my daughters soccer team.  It was a very busy park.  Soccer fields, baseball/softball fields and bicyclist riding the existing trails take up most of the park.
The meeting will be attended to see if there is an interest in putting in a golf course, and to see if it can be done to ensure the safety of everyone using the park.
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: sswebber on January 22, 2014, 09:57:29 AM
Roe Park extends round to Nall Park. On the south side of Nall Park is a wooded area that would be prime for a 9-hole course. Funnily enough I went in to explore it as I throw at the Nall field in the week. There is also a group of kids that play ultimate (and sometimes discgolf) on sundays here in the afternoon. If you need votes would be a good idea to meet up with these kids. I believe the ultimate is organised by a church or scouts...
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: sswebber on January 22, 2014, 10:00:16 AM
I'll probably head down for this. I live close to MRCC and the parks and would be interested to see what the process / barriers are to getting a course in..
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: eeastwood on January 22, 2014, 11:33:18 AM
Roe Park is listed as ~41 acres.  Might be more area than you think. 
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: andyportwood on January 22, 2014, 12:25:02 PM
Roe Park is listed as ~41 acres.  Might be more area than you think.

This is true, There is a whole nature trail area back behind the baseball fields, across the creek, where we used to play capture the flag back in high school. There would definitely be room for a short (but technical) 9 hole course there. Love this idea!!!
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: BenC on January 22, 2014, 03:36:55 PM
Yes it is listed at that many acres.  Now take away the parking area, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, playground, shelter, pool, bike trail, and preserve area that are also listed and how many acres are left?  This isn't 41 acres of free space.  The park is developed and very busy.  I'm not saying it wont happen.  It could be a nice nine hole family friendly pitch and putt, if they can find a place to squeeze in fairways that wont put other patrons safety in jeopardy.
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: jhinck2 on January 22, 2014, 03:43:54 PM
Yes it is listed at that many acres.  Now take away the parking area, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, playground, shelter, pool, bike trail, and preserve area that are also listed and how many acres are left?  This isn't 41 acres of free space.

BOOMTOWN ERIC EASTWOOD!!!
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: Bitter79 on January 22, 2014, 04:31:20 PM
Being an employee I can tell you that the City has a "Master Plan" that was passed a month or so ago that will involve building a disc golf course, along with a renovation plan for all/most parks and mainly the ones in the northern half of OP. I will also say that no one in the city has ever done it (build a disc golf course) to my knowledge but they will hopefully seek out a company or person who can do this through a bid process. I can also attest to the fact that "Master Plans" on our city are not always followed through 100%. If you live in the city and can attend this meeting I would highly advise it. I myself would be there but I have night classes at KU that evening. The picture is obviously from the only course in Overland Park which is dubbed "Little Blue Valley" near BVW high school. I really hope they follow through on their plans, it would be nice to have a few more courses near me besides PC, SMPark, and Bird Land but that's just me being selfish (and soon to be Heritage).
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: white mccoy on January 23, 2014, 08:05:02 AM
The picture is obviously from the only course in Overland Park which is dubbed "Little Blue Valley" near BVW high school. I really hope they follow through on their plans, it would be nice to have a few more courses near me besides PC, SMPark, and Bird Land but that's just me being selfish (and soon to be Heritage).

Little Blue Valley does not have Discatchers, so this picture came from somewhere outside OP, Maybe Olathe?.  But I agree with you on having more courses in middle to southern JoCo, even if they are only 9 holers.
 
Working at 179th/Metcalf and living in PV, I would love to have any kind of course on my way home..Good news, Heritage Park should be in sometime in the spring, hopefully.  And I still have my fingers crossed Harmon Park in PV will get put in sometime this year.

It sucks, I am leaving for Colorado Jan. 30th, so I cannot make this meeting.  So Sam and any others that can make it, please let us know what goes down, and if there is any good talk about courses being put in.
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: Bitter79 on January 23, 2014, 10:10:31 AM
http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/parks/parks-master-plan/?utm_source=Parks+%26+Rec+-2014-03&utm_campaign=11.15.12&utm_medium=email (http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/parks/parks-master-plan/?utm_source=Parks+%26+Rec+-2014-03&utm_campaign=11.15.12&utm_medium=email)

Let me know if that link works, but its to the Parks Master Plan on opkansas.org
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on January 23, 2014, 10:41:32 AM
http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/parks/parks-master-plan/?utm_source=Parks+%26+Rec+-2014-03&utm_campaign=11.15.12&utm_medium=email (http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/parks/parks-master-plan/?utm_source=Parks+%26+Rec+-2014-03&utm_campaign=11.15.12&utm_medium=email)

Let me know if that link works, but its to the Parks Master Plan on opkansas.org

Page 21:

"•    Disc Golf. There is a need to add a 9 or 18-hole disc golf course in a
sub-community or community park, working in conjunction with local
disc golf advocates to establish the best location. "


Sounds like they plan to listen to you guys if you show up to the meeting and make your voices heard. Advocate!
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: white mccoy on January 28, 2014, 07:59:55 AM
Just Bumping this up to the top... 

Please, if you live in the Johnson County vicinity and would like to see more courses put in. Take time to go have your voice heard from 7-8:30 this Thursday @Matt Ross Community Center.  They want to put in a course, let's help them move forward.

Also on a side note, did hear back from Prairie Village Parks Dept., and 9-hole course at Harmon Park on 79th & Mission is still planned to begin construction this Spring/early Summer! 


Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: sswebber on January 28, 2014, 10:06:49 AM
I'm planning on attending. I still need to call BenC about it.. We should do a walk through prior to the meeting to get our thoughts straight. Ben - will call tonight (have a reminder on my phone now)

I will use Little Blue Valley as an example. I like the use of rocks as tee markers and woodchip for teepads. I think this natural look would fit in well amongst the nature trails and such they have around these parks.
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: TPalmer on January 28, 2014, 10:36:52 AM
What's this about Heritage Park?  This is the first I have heard of it.
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: jack on January 28, 2014, 03:02:00 PM
Heritage park was part of the 2015 Master Plan that I know I was discussing with JoCo P&R back in 2000-2001.  A small footprint for a nice course by the ball fields was envisioned at that point.  I believe that Scott Reek has been in communication with them about it over the last year or so, as I think that he has eluded to that in some comments.

There are quite a few plans in place to see continued expansion of disc golf courses all over.  What we really need is more support from the community to join the KCFDC and work in conjunction to ensure that we have support to keep up with the demand to meet the levels that we are accustomed to.
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: eeastwood on January 28, 2014, 03:33:00 PM
What's this about Heritage Park?  This is the first I have heard of it.

"Heritage Park is a 1,238-acre park is located at 159th and Pflumm Road. Purchased in 1979 through voter-approved bonds, the park was dedicated on July 4, 1981. Recreational facilities include 10 picnic shelters (two large capacity), a 40 acre lake, marina, a 30 acre dog off-leash area, concessions, shelters and picnic areas, play areas, athletic fields for softball, football, soccer, and the 18-hole championship Heritage Park Golf Course and driving range. Located adjacent to Heritage Park is our excellent full-care boarding, horse training and private training facility, White Fox Manor Stables."

How could you miss it?   Personally, my daughter plays soccer there. 
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: TPalmer on January 28, 2014, 04:59:56 PM
Um, Mr. Eastwood.  Of course I know where Heritage Park is.....just haven't heard of any disc golf plans for the park. 

Anyone know where Olathe is?
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: eeastwood on January 28, 2014, 09:13:43 PM
Um, Mr. Eastwood.  Of course I know where Heritage Park is.....just haven't heard of any disc golf plans for the park. 

Anyone know where Olathe is?

Sorry TPalmer, I'm prone to being a smart ass at times.  And it's Dr. Eastwood. 
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: hberciunas on January 29, 2014, 06:06:46 AM
Heritage Park is a done deal. Scott Reek has been working on it and should be ready for play in Spring?
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: DDKC Scott Reek on January 29, 2014, 07:39:06 AM
Heritage Park has been getting cut as of last year, the budget and funds have been approved and just waiting on spring to get the forestry mowers in there to help with some removal.  I am hoping for an April or May opening but it depends on the parks department.
Title: Re: Roe Park
Post by: white mccoy on January 29, 2014, 08:15:07 AM
Went and walked Roe Park to see how much land was there, and if the area in the center of the park is useable for a disc golf course, it would be great for a 9-12 hole disc golf (down under style) course.  I found 9 great holes out there that wouldn't even require too much tree removal to get it started.  Not sure what is all available for use though, I'll be very interested to know what goes down at the meeting Thursday.

Map of area
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zle7I7oYd998.kNcK6X6MJ2ZM

I doubt area south of the river is owned by OP Parks, but if it was, there is enough room for 9 holes on each side of the river.