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  • Troutdale City Parks Advisory Meeting tonight @ 7pm!

    Items 3 & 4 on the agenda are parking lot review for Sunrise Park and Disc Golf @ Sunrise Park.

    7:00pm 223 S Buxton in the City Conference Building.

    I am heading out to hear what they have to say.
    Hath this whole world been mired in madness?
    Remain ye men of faculty complete,
    Of full arithmetic and prudence fair,
    Attending to our noble bond and contract?
    Or does here stand the last remaining man
    To give a fig for rules and order yet,
    No noble savage, but a stave unbroken
    Who loves the law and bids it no misdeed.
    Iíll not be bent to lawlessness. Mark it nought, if we be men of honour.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Sausage Fingers View Post
    Items 3 & 4 on the agenda are parking lot review for Sunrise Park and Disc Golf @ Sunrise Park.

    7:00pm 223 S Buxton in the City Conference Building.

    I am heading out to hear what they have to say.
    Can't wait to hear the outcome.

    Bob

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    • #3
      how did it go?

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      • #4
        Did no one ever post on the forum about this meeting??

        Sunrise Park: http://www.ci.troutdale.or.us/parks-...unrisepark.htm
        Oregon disc golf map

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        • #5
          looks like a wonderful spot
          Throw What You Know.
          "Gravity, she's a harsh mistress." -The Tick
          PDGA# 45989

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Uhlman View Post
            looks like a wonderful spot
            Except for a notable lack of trees.
            Oregon disc golf map

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
              Except for a notable lack of trees.
              well, when you come from the Columbia Plateau you almost forget that other places have trees. You can always plant trees too.
              Throw What You Know.
              "Gravity, she's a harsh mistress." -The Tick
              PDGA# 45989

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
                Did no one ever post on the forum about this meeting??

                Sunrise Park: http://www.ci.troutdale.or.us/parks-...unrisepark.htm
                Uummm...isn't this whole thread about this meeting?

                I thought that the whole thing was about as exciting as watching paint dry. The first 3 hours of the meeting were a battle between the immediate park neighbors and the proposed parking lot improvements. It seems that this park is a fave spot of the Reynolds High kids to park and screw all night long. They whined about people in the park after hours and then whined about adding more lights to illuminate the parking lots...

                If you go to the Troutdale Parks Master Plan here and go to Appendix A you'll find a nice table that summarizes all of the parks in the area by type and lists the acreage of the parks. But after looking at the various options for dg in these parks there really isn't a good option (one with enough space) unless you look at the group of parks designated as Natural Areas.

                And while Sunset Park looks like it could hold dg, it would be hard pressed to be as challenging as Orchard Park. Even though a pitch and putt course would still be a great addition to the area, the neighbors appear to believe that this Community Park is really a Natural Area (you know, because SOO many natural areas have vast mowed fields...) and don't want disc golf in their personal private backyard..errrrr...park.

                This wasn't my dog in the race so I wasn't crushed when they decided to recommend that disc golf not be added to Sunrise Park. I was however encouraged that they passed a resolution that they'd like to add disc golf to SOME park in the Troutdale Park system. So they are looking for input from the disc golf community on recommendations for sites that would work for disc golf in their park system.

                At least it was good experience to see how the Troutdale Parks Advisory Committee operates and meet some people who work for the city of Troutdale. I was just going to spend the night smack talking on the Team Disc Golf thread anyway, so it wasn't a great sacrifice to attend this meeting.
                Hath this whole world been mired in madness?
                Remain ye men of faculty complete,
                Of full arithmetic and prudence fair,
                Attending to our noble bond and contract?
                Or does here stand the last remaining man
                To give a fig for rules and order yet,
                No noble savage, but a stave unbroken
                Who loves the law and bids it no misdeed.
                Iíll not be bent to lawlessness. Mark it nought, if we be men of honour.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sausage Fingers View Post
                  Uummm...isn't this whole thread about this meeting?
                  I meant before the day of the meeting!

                  I think you're right that not having DG in Sunrise Park is not a huge loss. Very encouraging, though, that they're thinking about it somewhere else.
                  Oregon disc golf map

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
                    I meant before the day of the meeting!
                    Well since I only found out about the meeting just before 3 pm, I could have posted it a little earlier...
                    Hath this whole world been mired in madness?
                    Remain ye men of faculty complete,
                    Of full arithmetic and prudence fair,
                    Attending to our noble bond and contract?
                    Or does here stand the last remaining man
                    To give a fig for rules and order yet,
                    No noble savage, but a stave unbroken
                    Who loves the law and bids it no misdeed.
                    Iíll not be bent to lawlessness. Mark it nought, if we be men of honour.

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                    • #11
                      Jordan,

                      Thanks for attending the meeting to represent the disc golf community. I think attending all the parks department meetings in our local areas is an important task that will lead to more courses.

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                      • #12
                        Is Blue Lake Park in the Troutdale Parks system? I have driven by there a few times and it seems to be begging for a course. I do not know anything else about the park, but it looks pretty nice.

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                        • #13
                          Blue Lake Park is a "regional" park; I think it's run by Metro. And it's a very very very busy park... a course there would almost have to be winter-only.
                          Oregon disc golf map

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Brodys View Post
                            Is Blue Lake Park in the Troutdale Parks system? I have driven by there a few times and it seems to be begging for a course. I do not know anything else about the park, but it looks pretty nice.
                            I think Blue Lake park is managed by Metro.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
                              Blue Lake Park is a "regional" park; I think it's run by Metro. And it's a very very very busy park... a course there would almost have to be winter-only.
                              I see. Darn it anyway. Thanks for the info.

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