Originally Posted by captain jack
You cant close the park, it's a public place.
If the baskets are there, on public property, anyone has the right to use them at any time.
The club can't discriminate, either everyone plays, or they pull the baskets.
If someone wants to play that day, they can go play.
Thanks for the ignorant warning though.
Close the park :chuckles:
I don't know if I should respond to this statement because it feels quite trollish. Or maybe I'm real thick and i can't catch sarcasm.
A few examples when public parks and amenities can not be used by all the public at all times: If a club or person plans ahead and reserves a soccer field, softball diamond, park shelter, basketball court, camp ground, obstacle course, an open field, a band shelter.... anything really. A Disc Golf course is not an exception. A lot of times if you give a Parks Department plenty of notice of an event they will even wave the rental fee.
In the case of Fort Steilacoom the Peirce County Disc Golf Players Association has an agreement with the county, and are allowed to close the course to those who are not a part of an event. Most of the time we tell people that there is a large event going on and that the course is really busy and the play is quite slow. Most of the time they say "Really? I didn't know" and they leave to play another course. If they choose to continue playing and are disruptive to the event, if worse comes to worse, they can be removed. I would never want this to happen, and that is why there is prior notice.
Why would you claim someone is ignorant because they are giving notice to Disc Golfers throughout the region that Fort Steilacoom is closed to public (casual play) for a scheduled event? I know its just message board banter, but why rock the boat?