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Parks and Rec considers adding disc golf courses

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A new disc golf course could be coming to a park near you after the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission heard a request for one Monday afternoon.

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Tom Bruns, of Jamestown, asked the commission to consider creating a new nine-hole disc golf course in McElroy Park. There are two disc golf courses currently available in Jamestown — a nine-hole course in Anton Klaus Park and an 18-hole course on the island in the Jamestown Reservoir. The commission will add Bruns’ request to its June 9 meeting agenda.

Bruns said the Anton Klaus Park course is fun, but he isn’t finding it as challenging. He said the Jamestown Reservoir course is more difficult due to its location and the placement of some of the holes.

“There are two holes that take you across the bridge, and some that are right along the water,” he said.

Doug Hogan, Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department director, said part of the challenge in playing the Jamestown Reservoir course is the weather, wind and change in elevation over the course layout.

Hogan said the commission had considered putting a disc golf course in McElroy Park a couple of years ago, but the park receives a lot of use during the summer months.

“It’s a high-traffic area and with baseball and softball going on, there is just a lot going on,” he said.

Joyce Heinrich, commission member, said the dog park, located on property behind Wilhelm Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, could hold a disc golf course as well.

“We would need to plant some trees, but there is plenty of room,” she said.

Sun reporter Chris Olson can be reached at 701-952-8454 or by email at colson@jamestownsun.com

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