, 2023-04-28 15:48:45,
Heads up, a new sport is landing in town.
The Town of Stony Plain has announced the construction of the community’s first disc golf course in Rotary Park.
Set to open this fall, the project will be completed in partnership with the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce and local disc golf enthusiasts.
“The new disc golf course at Rotary Park will be an excellent addition to Stony Plain’s diverse recreation offerings. We are pleased with the design and consideration of the existing landscape for minimal disturbance of vegetation and trees,” said Karl Hill, General Manager of Community and Protective Services, Town of Stony Plain.
The 18-hole disc golf course is currently being constructed in the treed area, west of the playground and will be completed in two phases.
The first phase of construction involves the removal of vegetation along the 18 fairways. The average length of each fairway is approximately 260 feet. The Town said the course has been designed to fit within the existing landscape as organically as possible to minimize the amount of vegetation and trees needing to be removed.
The second phase of this project will include the installation of concrete tee pads, disc baskets, and signage throughout the course. The Town said progress within Phase Two will be completed as funding and sponsorship are secured.
Played using rules similar to golf, disc golf (formerly known as frisbee golf) is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target (basket). The baskets feature hanging chains, designed to catch the incoming discs, which then fall into the basket below, for a score.
The sport is usually played on a course with nine or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee pad or area toward a basket, throwing again from where the…
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