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Disc Golf Course Being Explored for Mountain Way Park

Enthusiasts of the sport have talked about the idea for years. Now the plan may become reality.

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.

Patrick August 07, 2012 at 02:36 PM
This would be AMAZING!!!!!
John Depot August 07, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Frolf? Really? Enthusiasts? Oh. My. God.
Natalie August 07, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Yay!! I would love this!!
Patrick August 07, 2012 at 02:58 PM
LOL!
Patrick August 07, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Actually, time pending. I'd love to get involved with this. Is there a contact?
Natalie Davis (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Patrick, I have spoken with some of the, yes, enthusiasts, and will be happy to pass your name on to them. Just email me with your contact info.
Tim Shea August 12, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Having recently moved to parsippany I would love for a disc golf course in the area.
clyde donovan August 12, 2012 at 04:58 PM
ANOTHER HUGE WASTE OF MONEY BY OUR CORRUPT POLITICIANS.
Yim Yames November 14, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Clyde donovan - it is an essentially free installation, with no money coming from the government short of some possible state grant money. Not that you pay taxes anyway, I would imagine. For those who actually care about disc golf, you will know that central North Jersey (Morris county in particular) has no courses at all. Totally underserved. So this course will be centrally located for a bunch of disc golf players who have nowhere to play right now.
Patrick November 20, 2012 at 04:02 AM
I can't wait!

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