Proposed expansion to disc golf course in Riverside Park
The Greenway Technical Committee is considering a proposed change to an area already approved for a disc golf course in Riverside Park.
Click here for a map of the proposed project.
Staff report for April 23, 2013 Service/Safety Committee meeting.
April 9, 2013 update: the staff of the Greenway Technical Committee recommends approving this request. This request will be brought to a Service/Safety Committee meeting this spring.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the request being considered?
The request is for the expansion of the approved disc golf course area in Riverside Park on the Grand Forks side of the Greenway.
Why is this request being made?
The original course area makes it difficult to maneuver a turn on the far west end of the course. The course planners would also like to add holes closer to the tree line along the river to add interest to the course.
Where is the expanded course area located?
A map of the original and proposed expansion areas is available by clicking here.
Who submitted this request?
The original request was submitted by a disc golf player. The Greenway Technical Committee has been working with the GF Disc Golf Association to design a course based on the original request.
How would this project be funded?
The GF Disc Golf Association has some baskets available for placement in the course. They are also prepared to pursue sponsorship opportunities with local businesses.
How does this affect cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter?
Baskets would be removed in the fall to avoid user conflict and to prevent possible damage from spring flooding.
January 10, 2012 Greenway Technical Committee meeting: the committee approved the request and course area for a disc golf course.
January 24, 2012 Service Safety Committee meeting: A map of the proposed area is shared with the committee, along with comments from some residents of the Riverside Park area.
Summer 2012: The GF Disc Golf Association stakes out a course for approval. The course was staked beyond the boundaries of the approved map. The Greenway Technical Committee requested that the course remain within the approved boundaries or the disc golf association could submit a revised map showing the area of expansion requested.
March 12, 2013 Greenway Technical Committee meeting: the GF Disc Golf Association requests permission to expand course area to allow for a better course. The current course area is too tight for the holes on the west end of the park.
March 2013: The request to expand the course is opened for public comment.
April 23, 2013 Service Safety Committee meeting: Request is approved.