Originally Posted by Sausage Fingers
There are a few things that make a disc golf course good and/or great. Amenities are at the top of the list.
#1 Is there ANY parking. Not just a wide spot on the side of the road that goes past the course. See Hagg Lake. This can be mediated somewhat if the park is close to public transit, but I can't find many local courses that meet that criteria.
#2 Bathrooms. Sure I can pee standing up but ask a female golfer how much they like ruffing it. If you don't have bathrooms then you'd better not complain about players urinating in the bushes. See Pier Park.
#3 Other amenities. Like camping areas, shelters for group activities or fire pits etc. You may only play dg in the nice weather but some of us like to play every weekend year round.
List of amenities at Forrest Park = ZERO.
Why is Milo the amazing place that it is? Amenities.
Forest Park may have zero of the aforementioned amenities, but I'll return to my Washington Park question....
#1: parking galore, starting at the Rose Garden and continuing to the Zoo and Vietnam Memorial.
#2: bathrooms at the old elephant building, Rose Garden, Holocaust Memorial, etc.
#3: There's an archery range, soccer fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, hiking trails, fire pits, etc. Why not a dg course?
Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I frequently hike in and around the Washington Park/Forest Park area as I live in NW, and often catch myself thinking how great a certain stretch of land would be for dg holes. I think a course close in on the west side would be awesome for the people who live downtown, or close enough to walk or hop the MAX up to the Zoo station.