Originally Posted by Matt B.
TSuffice it to say that the OTC's current campaign against the proposal has potentially crippled the chance for this to be a course someday.
Last night members of the OTC Board and the city parks walked through the north section again to see if there wasn't some way of accomodating the OTC's issues. Haven't heard any news yet on what was discussed or who, other than some of the OTC people, attended.
So this proposal isn't completely dead (yet).
DG has some allies in the OTC who want to see more people in the park, but there's a few folks who feel that Pre's Trail is sacred ground and alllowing DG would be like letting people rock climb on Mt. Rushmore.
That being said the OTC Board is very interested in opening up the east side to more passive recreation. They know that it wouldn't take much to create a world-class cross country venue right in the heart of the city if they could make some changes to the trails over there.
They also know the only way to do that is to build a broad alliance of interest groups which includes disc golfers. So the OTC's opposition to the west side course is tempered by their interest in building partnerships.
As far as the east side goes; yeah, you've got the master plan and the Citizen's Planning Committee, but if you read that plan it talks about the need to make changes over time to accomodate changes in recreation patterns, etc.
If these changes to the plan are going to happen it'll need to be the city council or mayor pushing it.