I can't blame them for not constantly tweaking the course with a golfer's mentality but the land is so rough my family and I don't even use it. I've hiked mountain trails that were more family friendly.
Will, your post here is the exact reason why you have to commend Blue Springs P&R for grading out and discing up the whole course. Of course lots of land will not be dug up, but they want the course to be family friendly. Mowing seems to be the biggest issue we face in the warmer seasons. Mowing is always going to be an issue with the parks, however, uneven, ankle breaking land is never fun.
If the ivy ever gets under control at Young Park in the future, you will be able to enjoy the multiple pads and smooth ground of Young Park. However, i do foresee many ticks since it is very wooded and wet out there.