well.....its the truth, but the real truth of the matter is that since we started being active in the park there, all of this has gone down DRASTICALLY.....
Seriously the park has been neglected for years. We have single handedly given back a large section of that green space back to the community, and in turn to our community.
We have not done it alone, but we have been the organization that has spearheaded this work over the last decade, and it is something to be proud of.
Its an inner city urban core park that is absolutely beautiful, but a lot of that beauty is from the countless hours that we have given to the park.
There are problems in the park still, and I encourage each and everyone to step up and volunteer in your "local course". This course just needs more help. This course needs more people to play it, and this course needs more love.
I am in the process of creating another course within the park, it will be to the East of the existing course. As that plan comes together we will need more help to ensure the successes that we have seen in the park to date are not neglected, but rather ar emphasized even more to continue to make an even bigger impact in our community.
The park is what the park has become. We are the stewards of change. We have started to climb the hill, (which is good, because in 2001 you couldnt see the hill from the trash!) but we have a continual uphill battle without the escalator out of the woods on #6!
I say it tongue in cheek, but if you see any of these activities it is your duty to call 911 about it immediately, and then complete your round. Its not your job to to do anything but report it.
Half of the battle is getting the information to the right people.
My number is 913.485.5123, call 911, then call me. I will make sure that the information gets to the right people, and you should receive good Karma for taking care of the earth, and your course!
So yeah those things happen. Who in here knows the story about hole #14 and the bank robber shooting.....(hint it happened in 1971....)
The park has a long history, we are merely adding to it. We can change this perception, that is a lot of power, and it is something that shuold make us all proud.
We are doing great things in bad areas, and we reap the enjoyment of watching plastic hit metal chains, some of us are even lucky enough to get it to stay in the chains.
Above ground, below ground, on a tree, even mini disc golf.....those of you that have seen this course over the last decade know what I am talking about.
Most importantly if you made it to page 4 on this thread, you are already addicted to disc golf, and you should want to see it for yourself!