The SDGA Board (most of us) are meeting with Taylor Bressler - the City of Spokane Park Operations head tonight at his office at 7pm.
There's recently been some encouraging movement on the topics of the potential courses at Camp Sekani and People's Park.
If we were given the choice of which potential course we wanted to pursue I'm wondering what the general inclination of the golfers out there would be.
Please leave your comments.
Pro's and Con's
1. Camp Sekani has about 100 acres to develop for Disc Golf. It is 2,200 feet to the top of the hill and our area is about 1000 feet wide.
2. Camp Sekani is on the edge of both the City of Spokane Valley and Spokane. People have wanted a 'valley' course for some time.
3. There is parking for about 72 cars.
4. Camping would be allowed for a minimal charge of $30.00 per group. Must be pre-approved by the Parks Department.
5. There is also an approved fire pit in a large meadow area.
5. There is abundant additional recreational facilities in the immediate area such as:
a. Shields Park - A developed rock climbing area only 3 minutes away.
b. The Centennial Trail passes right by the park
c. Boulder Beach is only 1 minute away
d. There are about 20 miles of groomed bike trails covering most of the area.
e. Sekani is only a few miles from the City of Spokane Valley and Spokane.
f. The City has said that we can use a storage building on the property.
g. There is a permanent 'caretaker' that lives on the property.
h. We are in the Master Plan for the Beacon Hill area which means we don't have to fight for the right to be there.
Can't think of any right now...
1. People really liked the course that developed over time and some considered it to be their favorite course. It was easier than our other courses and fun to play.
2. It is close to High Bridge park and tournaments (possible future ones) could include both courses
3. It is on a beautiful piece of land that is nearly surrounded by the water of Latah Creek and the Spokane River.
4. We (the club) may be allowed to put an 'above ground' solution to digging in this sensitive area by laying down large 600lb 4" thick slabs of concrete. Two would create a Tee Pad and an anchor for the basket would be constructed attached to the concrete of another. This would basically eliminate any digging.
1. We had a Bucket (temporary course) there from January 2010 to about June 2011. Kevin S. had to constantly repair the Bucket Targets do to vandalism.
2. There has been 'competition' for the use of this area as it is a favorite 'camping' area for some and a favorite hide-out for others doing nasty deeds in the bushes.
3. We may have to wait again for the Tribe to 'sign off' on the 'above ground' solution. This may basically make any plans uncertain as the City Parks leaders have not heard any word from the Tribe to date.
4. People's Park has between 15 and 20 acres. To compare - Downriver has 22 and High Bridge has about 21.
4. The City felt that they had to go through The Spokane Indians to gain approval to do any digging in an area where artifacts have been found. This was a yearly fishing area for Salmon and the tribe used to encamp there and erect their TEE PEE's.
Please leave your thought-out reasonable comments.
(I'm hoping Angels are with me...)