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  • Brody Cannon
    started a topic Greenway REMOVED?

    Greenway REMOVED?

    Email I received! PLEASE HELP! It's supposed to be for surrounding neighborhoods but we need some disc golfers there!

    NOTICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD FORUM

    GREENWAY PARK DISC GOLF COURSE

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009 (7 P.M. - 9 P.M.)
    Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center, Room 203 (9985 SW 125th Ave.)

    The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has received feedback from
    neighbors and residents using Greenway Park, regarding disc golf and how it
    fits in with other park activities.

    Since its opening in spring 2007, the disc golf course has generated many
    positive comments from local residents. But we've also heard from park
    users who are concerned about safety. They've pointed out conflicts between
    the disc golf course and the natural areas and walking paths. In addition,
    we have received a petition asking that the course be removed an action
    that was opposed by other local residents and park users.

    Whatever your ideas or opinions may be, please join the staff of the
    Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District for a neighborhood forum on this
    topic. It will be held Wednesday, May 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Conestoga
    Recreation and Aquatic Center, Room 203.

    The purpose of the forum is to bring the wide variety of Greenway Park users
    together to discuss these differences of opinion. Through an open exchange
    of ideas, we hope to find a solution that is agreeable to everyone. In the
    end, our primary goal is to maintain Greenway Park as an open, inviting,
    multipurpose community park that everyone can enjoy.

    THPRD staff from a variety of departments will be in attendance to provide
    information, answer questions, and facilitate the forum.

    Questions?
    Scott Brucker
    Superintendent of Sports THPRD
    503/629-6300
    sbrucker@thprd.org.
    www.thprd.org

  • KenGilmore
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    Originally posted by Scott View Post
    Yeah, I've really thought about the one by my house. The only way it would work would be to fill it with 200' holes and that kind of defeats the purpose of having all that land.
    You can say that again!

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  • Scott
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    Originally posted by KenGilmore View Post
    I've practiced in a couple of powerline parks, and I can safely say that they are too narrow!
    Yeah, I've really thought about the one by my house. The only way it would work would be to fill it with 200' holes and that kind of defeats the purpose of having all that land.

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  • jlyons
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    Originally posted by KenGilmore View Post
    I've practiced in a couple of powerline parks, and I can safely say that they are too narrow!
    Yep...Ken...I too know some of the powerlines areas are a bit narrow

    Paula Jean Park off Rock Road could house a course and support a couple of longer holes. The property is owned by Hillsboro Parks and Rec. Also, the old Orenco Golf Course has been removed...Hillsboro Parks and Rec has some consideration for recreation on that property, but so does home developers I believe...its been too long since I was directly communicating with HPD on the subject.

    THPRD or HPD own almost all the park land/greenspaces on the westside.
    The way to start getting a course installed is to go to the planning meetings and pleed your case...I know first hand. One issue is, while there are many who want a course, too few are willing to attend these meetings and put in the commitment to getting it done. Unfortunately, it tends to be the same people who are always the ones taking up the cause promoting the sport, Running events, Websites, maintenance, teaching classes etc.

    THPRD also has a ton of land at PCC Rock Creek Campus...many baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts...why not disc golf?

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  • Scott
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    Originally posted by KenGilmore View Post
    I've practiced in a couple of powerline parks, and I can safely say that they are too narrow!
    Yeah, I've really thought about the one by my house. The only way it would work would be to fill it with 200' holes and that kind of defeats the purpose of having all that land.

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  • KenGilmore
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    I've practiced in a couple of powerline parks, and I can safely say that they are too narrow!

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  • Scott
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    Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
    That'd be all well and good if the population center of the metro area were in Beaverton... which it's not!
    It's all about Jman and me.

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  • Scott
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    Originally posted by JMan View Post
    What about some of the power-line parks? Huge stretches of property, virtually unused, and long.
    I've looked at a few, particularly one stretch by my house. To make it work, you'd have to have a few holes going in one direction and a few holes going back. Otherwise, you would end up a couple of miles from where you started and would have a huge hike back.

    The problem is, most powerline parks are a tad too narrow. You'd have to squeeze the holes in along the sides and potentially run into trouble with the houses that line the park.

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  • JMan
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    What about some of the power-line parks? Huge stretches of property, virtually unused, and long.

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  • Adam Schneider
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    That'd be all well and good if the population center of the metro area were in Beaverton... which it's not!

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  • JMan
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    Depends on where you are. I live near 170th and Baseline and can get to HH quicker than Greenway (in traffic).
    I'm with ya Scott, 12 miles to Horning's, 15 to Pier. Far west side? that's McMinnville baby.

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  • Scott
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    Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
    The FAR west side. It'd sure be nice to have something that's closer than North Plains or Forest Grove!
    Depends on where you are. I live near 170th and Baseline and can get to HH quicker than Greenway (in traffic).

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  • Adam Schneider
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    Originally posted by JMan View Post
    What about Horning's? Hagg? The coming Stubb Stewart? Westside has long.
    The FAR west side. It'd sure be nice to have something that's closer than North Plains or Forest Grove!

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  • JMan
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    What about Horning's? Hagg? The coming Stubb Stewart? Westside has long. I think another Orchard stlye would be great. Not that I would play it, but it does promote the game and in Orchard's case the course is set up for quick play. I liked some of the Greenway holes, but felt it played longer than it really was due to a few long walk outs for short holes. Oh well, the important thing is having a course in, right?

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  • Adam Schneider
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    Originally posted by Sam View Post
    Sure... if this is the direction we want to take, I am sure we could find an acre here and an acre there and install more Rockwoods and Orchards.
    Not what I meant. You feel a strong need for a long course on the west side... so I'm saying, go find the land.

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