I think White Center has no choice but to take up the park maintenance duties. Lakewood Park is too big, popular, and central to allow the county to mothball it indefinitely.
-Who do you guys think is going to mow Lakewood Park? Herm?
-Golfers would be able to keep the trash under control for a while, but if the park actually was mothballed it would take more than just a few concerned golfers to keep the entire park trash free.
My prediction (if this actually happens):
The park will become home turf for numerous upstart high school gangs (it already is, but they won't have to hide anymore). Broken baskets, stolen baskets, wind-drift trash piles, blackberries reclaiming the land. All this won't happen all at once. It will be a snowballing ride to the bottom starting with the first park user to avoid Lakewood because they heard it was closed.
EDIT: Oh yeah, and those nasty hookers that resemble Selma and Patty Bouvier won't have to pretend anymore.
If the park is closed as they say, I think Lakewood Disc Golf would be wise to remove all baskets and fight for relocation in Hamlin Park.