« on: July 17, 2008, 11:26:35 AM »
There are plenty of places to play in KC. We need to focusing on branching out into the suburbs. We should be looking for areas that are more to the North and East. It seems that the South is loaded with WYCO, Olathe, SM, Rosedale, and possibly courses in Lenexa and Quivira. I would really like to see the Jackson County P&R get on board and get a proposal for a course out at Lake Jacoma/Blue Springs Lake. That land is really sweet and the possibilities are endless. I know a women named Michelle Newman, one of the directors of Jackson County P&R. She was very responsive when we sat down and talked about disc golf last year, but her major concern was a shrinking budget. I mentioned to her that our club would be there to assist in any way possible and she liked the idea. I told here that our club could do the same thing done at Landyle Park in Independence, where local mountain bikers came in and designed really nice mountain bike trails with varying degrees of difficulty, green, blues and blacks. The mountain bikers came in and impelmented their design and she agreed that the P&R would appreciate our input and design ideas. I think after World's in 09, once we have built up our club's funds we need to stronly examine what are the possibilities in Lake Jacoma. If there are no possibilities, then as a club we need to be patient but persistent, just like with the process of SMP. Michelle was open to the idea of us presenting at a meeting, and next year after World's, we should have plenty of good information to make an outsanding presentation.