Loomis ( or someone else) recently posted RE: urban disc golf penn valley etc...I also know Jack and many others have inquired on this potential gem opportunity in years past...I think maybe 10+ years ago. Many of us have setup temp baskets around this area and know how awesome it can be. A lot of hurdles to jump but below is a response to an email I sent today on the live chat city budget meeting today. We should somehow get this done.
Hi Mr. Becks,
Thank you for participating in today’s interactive budget chat. I shared your question with Mark McHenry, director of Parks and Recreation. He thinks your request is worth exploring. The City would have to work with the KC Fly Disc Golf Club and the Penn Valley Park Conservatory to design such a course. We would likely use the City’s Capital Budget to design/create the park and then the Parks and Recreation budget would be used to maintain the course.
Mr. McHenry said that the Parks and Recreation Department will bring this suggestion to the KC Fly Disc Club and the Penn Valley Park Conservatory and get their input on its feasibility. He added that if you have follow-up questions,
Megan (Kelly) Hewitt
City Communications Office
Office of the City Manager
City of Kansas City, Mo.
414 E. 12th St., Suite 2101
Kansas City, MO 64106
From: Tim Becks [mailto:Tbecks@curtisnfp.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:09 AM
Subject: city budget question
My name is Tim Becks. I’d like the ask the council if Parks and Recs could seriously consider installing a disc golf course in Penn Valley Park. It’s an awesome piece of the city that is TOTALLY underused. Look at many of the parks around in KCMO, Kessler Park, Blue Valley, Waterworks, and Swope. All have championship level disc golf courses that not only improve the grounds but also bring “FAMILY FRIENDLY” activities to many blighted areas in the city. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO SOMETHING AWESOME. The city COULD boast the NATION’S PREMIER URBAN DISC GOLF course. You would be surprised how many people would play Penn Valley park on a daily basis.
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