Originally Posted by k2trcs
There is a real chance the course will be altered, eventually. I can find major improvements on about 6-7 of the holes which will make the flow better but significantly shorten the longer holes, making this a fully beginner course. This may be desirable with its location in the non-DG-addicted Hood Rats.
Also Jerry Miller has offered to help with a redesign, hopefully with planning beginning this fall. Anyone else with a designer's mind would be welcome to post their constructive thoughts here.
A few considerations:
The park is 4.63 acres with substantial portions of the park currently too thick with vegetation to play through (and nearly no volunteer base to clear it). Also, one of the four sides of this squarish park is I-84 where an errant throw could result in serious consequences to startled speeders and guarantee the end of the course. Also the stream that runs through this park was replanted two years ago and DG was instructed to stay away from it...maybe it's less vulnerable now.
Current status is certainly overgrown, but playable. Poison Oak still exists but it is WAY WAY WAY... WAY better. I saw only a handful of plants in my last round.
If you set a date for clean up, I'll see what I can do to come and help. My dad lives in HR so it's a win-win for me to see this course become all it can be. I can mix and pour cement with the best of them. I've also done lots of brush clearing and as far as I know poison oak doesnít bother me. Getting some material sponsors in town like Tum-a-Lum or HR supply to help with the concrete, weed control spray, ectÖ is a boon. I like the wildness of this park, I can however, definitely live with out the blackberry vines. Across the street is one of the nicest skate parks Iíve seen there is no reason this park cannot be as nice or better.