Disc golf—it's like golf but uses flying discs and flags instead of balls and holes—may be coming to the Mountain Way side of Central Park.
Surveyors have spent time at the park near Greystone Hospital recently to find the best location for a possible disc golf course.
Morris County Park Commission Executive Director David Helmer said the surveyors are working at the behest of a group of area residents who have for years discussed bringing support to the parkland.
"A local resident group of disc golf enthusiasts have been interested in located this type of activity in the area," Helmer told Patch. "The Park Commission has given them permission to flag out a course that might work on site without conflicting with other recreational activities."
Should the project proceed, Helmer said it would be funded through a state Recreational Trails grant that covers public parking and additional trail improvements to the Mountain Way side of Central Park.
"The idea is that the disc course would also have an associated trail system," he explained. "The course is to be laid out with minimal land disturbance utilizing the existing topography and forested/meadow conditions."
Helmer cautioned that nothing is set in stone at this time.
"At this time this is a proposal to see if it the site will allow for the activity," he insisted. "This is not a commercial concern and there would be no fees associated other then the volunteer group putting together tournaments periodically that would raise funds for the ongoing maintenance."
No projected date for the construction or opening of a disc golf course has been announced.