That is slightly correct, but there are other issues. Here is the letter that I sent.
My name is Jack Lowe. I have been working on a project to secure a disc golf course within Kessler Park of the Northeast part of Kansas City over the last 9 years. We have been working with many neighborhood associations, park boards, and several other community driven organizations over the time span to help preserve, and reclaim areas of the park that had been neglected.
We are close to completing a major step in the park with the addition of our concrete tee-pads, and then last week I was notified by the Parks department that there were some concerns, and that I should ensure that all organizations are up to speed on where this is heading. I have scheduled meetings with the Pendleton Heights, Cliff Drive Corridor Committee, Scarrit Neighborhood, and the Parks department to ensure that we are all agreeing on helping to give back to the community a great piece of land. My major concern is that the last few weeks of work will fall subject to vandals if not acted upon swiftly.
In talking with Gary Marsh last night, I was informed that he as a member of the Kessler Society had concerns in regards to the tee areas and indicated to me that the Kessler Society had no idea about this project. I do apologize, and I am ashamed that I have not had an opportunity to meet with and discuss the project that I am so passionate about. I would like to have this letter serve as an introduction to me, and more importantly would want to speak with your organization in regards to this project, the scope that we have, and the ability to alter the course should additional amenities, or designs come into play with the land area that we are currently in use of through our contract with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.
We have done many great things to help to clean up this area, and increase the foot traffic through out the park, and I would also like to think that our addition has helped to spur items such as the Car Free Weekends, and more visible activities within the green space to encourage our community to get outside. Outside of the over 10,000 man hours donated to this cleanup of this park, that we have helped to foster some positive change, I also live in the area, and the park was one of the single biggest reasons I moved into the area. This energy and enthusiasm has also brought more activity that helps us keep moving forward to make this a great place to visit, play and live!
Please let me know when your next meeting is scheduled, or if there is a time that we can meet to discuss the proposed plan. I have spent countless hours designing, and implementing a course that I feel goes with the thought process that Kessler had wanted. I have done some history work on Kessler, and at all of my tournaments, have tried to share that knowledge with the other patrons of the park. I would be more than happy to share those ideas, and would hope that they align with your organization towards sharing the great visions that Kessler brought to Kansas City.
I look forward to hearing from your organization soon, and welcome the chance to share my enthusiasm with you, and hope you find it as contagious as I do!!
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Like ball golf, only faster,
cheaper, and healthier!"
What we do for ourselves dies with us.
What we do for others and the world
remains and is immortal.-Albert Pine
I will keep everyone posted, I have already talked with the local newspaper, and there will be a write up, because this is news, all the work that we have done and the knowledge that the plan was in place and then to get hit with a stop sign is unsettling to me.
I'll keep you all posted as I work on ironing out all the details. I am meeting with 2 other neighborhood associations to secure all the groups are in agreement. Right now just the Kessler Society seems to have some issues, and I am hopeful that we can make this work with all of us!!!!
THanks for your patience, in the mean time if you want to play with pads, and a new course, head to Legacy........damnit.......