I don't know if anyone else has looked into Clearwater Park in Springfield in the past couple years, but I've been keeping in touch with Willamalane as to the possibility of a disc golf course actually becoming part of the master plan for the park. Yes, it's still a possibility, and just recently a lot of projects (a bike path and flush restrooms) have been completed at the park, items which back in 2009 were holding up planning related to disc golf.
Anyway, there's going to be the first (of two) planning meetings for Clearwater Park on June 16th. Unlike the Alton Baker Park meetings, disc golf isn't the main topic.. the development of a long-term master plan for the park (which could include an 18-hole disc golf course) is the topic. But I think it would be wonderful if the local disc golf community could make a strong showing at the meeting, so Willamalane can see just how much interest there is in developing a new disc golf course in the Eugene/Springfield area.
Here is the text of the email I received:
Dear Willamalane Supporter,
We invite you to attend a public meeting to share your ideas about future improvements to Clearwater Park in Springfield. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 S. 32nd Street, Springfield.
The meeting is the first of two public meetings to discuss the 65-acre park’s master plan. A second meeting will be scheduled sometime in early fall. A short presentation about the park and potential for future development will be followed by a group discussion.
Clearwater Park is located along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River off Clearwater Lane. The park currently offers many recreation opportunities such as river access at the boat ramp, fishing, picnicking and bird-watching. In addition, there are walking and biking opportunities along the new, paved multi-use Middle Fork Path.
We value your opinion! The input we receive from the public is an important piece in our decision making process about future improvements at Clearwater Park.
For more information about the meeting, contact Nicole Ankeney, landscape architect/parks planner, at 541-736-4055 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out more information about Clearwater Park on our website.