New disc golf course unveiled

Thursday, September 3, 2009
Getting a close look at the new disc golf course at Big Walnut Sports Park, Parks Director Rod Weinschenk and, from left, park board members Wes Wilson, Kara Thomas, John Hennette, Tim Trigg and Russ Evans hurl their discs toward the No. 6 goal.

GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Park Board met at a special location Tuesday, as the board members got their first look at the new disc golf course at Big Walnut Sports Park.

After opening the meeting in the central shelter at the sports park, Park Director Rod Weinschenk took the board on a small tour of one of the nearby disc golf "holes."

Completion of the course and some nearby wildflower gardens represents the final phase of an Indiana Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Grant for the park.

Final InDNR inspection of the work will be at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11.

Mayor Sue Murray was also on hand at Tuesday's meeting to announce more good news for Big Walnut. The Redevelopment Commission voted recently to fund a pair of double-faced signs to go at the entrances of the sports park.

The signs will help alleviate the trouble people, especially visitors from outside the city, finding the sports park from S.R. 240.

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently preparing to wrap up its summer activities and head into fall. Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day will be the last three days the Greencastle Aquatics Center will be open to humans.

However, Tuesday will be Soggy Doggy Day at the pool. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. The humane society, local veterinarians and pet product suppliers will also be on hand. Owners are also invited to bring their dogs dressed in their best bathing suits for the swim suit competition.

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  • The signs will help alleviate the trouble people 'have' in finding the sports park.... seriously!!! Come on Jared - read before you post these things!!! I thought we had 'trouble people' in our park!

    -- Posted by BGreader on Thu, Sep 3, 2009, at 6:16 AM
  • You bring your own frisbees. There are frisbees designed just for frisbee golf, but most people who play it for fun just bring a good ol' fashioned frisbee. No tee times, just play when you show up. I have played a few times in a park in Terre Haute, and it's really fun. Good to see one now in Greencastle and at South Putnam High School.

    -- Posted by cloverfan on Thu, Sep 3, 2009, at 7:40 AM
  • I guess frisbee golf has changed since i was a kid. back then first to throw picked a spot , 2nd ,then 3rd the course changes every time you played. way to move up Greencastle.

    another place to drop off kids for a few hours. maybe they should try family golf.

    -- Posted by Sand mann on Thu, Sep 3, 2009, at 11:29 AM
  • Its called disc golf, you can use a fribee, but the discs are better. There are different weights and putters.Brazil just redone their course.

    -- Posted by donalde on Thu, Sep 3, 2009, at 2:38 PM
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