« on: April 24, 2008, 08:57:17 AM »
Got this e-mail this morning:
Several of you have inquired as to the progress of the disc golf course at Legacy Park. Last night (Wed.), the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Board approved an additional $22,000 in funding to complete both the outdoor amphitheatre project and the disc golf course. As many of you know, tee pads for the course have already been constructed. We have been holding off on the purchase of baskets and site furnishings until we had a better handle on the progress and expenses associated with two projects being constructed simultaneously. The additional funding will ensure that both projects will be completed in this fiscal year (June 30). At this time, we still cannot give everyone a firm date as to when the course will be open for play however we will do our best open as soon as it is feasible.
Also, as another positive note to the project, Aquila, as part of their "Power of Trees" program, has agreed to donate and install 50 trees to the park, 35 of which will be located on the disc golf course. We expect this project to begin in early May. We have estimated the value of this donation to the park to be approximately $10,000.
We look forward to completing the project and having the first disc golf course in Lee's Summit. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Steve Casey, RLA, ASLA
Assistant Superintendent of Park Planning and Development
Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation