Anchorage Disc Golf Site Selection and Management Study
UPDATE: Westchester Disc Golf Course Closure Details
Parks & Recreation will be removing the disc golf course baskets at Westchester Lagoon starting on Wednesday, April 8th. Warm temperatures and an unseasonably low snowpack are bringing an early start to the breakup season. To protect the park's sensitive terrain, we will be removing the baskets and closing the course until freezing temperatures return in the fall.
The basket removal is consistent with the collaborative decision made in 2013 to offer this course during the winter only except for permitted events and tournaments.
The course will be available for permitted events and tournaments during the summer of 2015.
The following is a list of other disc golf courses available on Municipal lands:
Kincaid Park (18 holes)
Hanshew Middle School (9)
Service High School (9)
Russian Jack Springs Park (9)
Girdwood Disc Golf Course (18)
Schroeder Park (9)
Gruening Middle School (9)
Peter's Creek Disc Golf Course (18)
Eagle River High School (9)
There are also several privately run disc golf courses available in the Anchorage area.
Disc Golf Study Project Information
Parks & Recreation established an advisory group to assist the Department with 2 goals:
- Meet the demand for disc golf by identifying criteria to select locations for additional courses in Municipal parks
- Define management expectations for disc golf in Municipal parks
The advisory group is comprised of Parks & Recreation Commissioners, the Parks & Recreation Department, neighbors of Westchester Disc Golf Course, and local disc golf players. Four to six meetings are planned to create a design and management guide that will identify key criteria for the location of disc golf facilities and recommend management strategies for how these facilities can be successfully operated in our parks.
This project site will be updated regularly with meeting summaries, project documents, and public involvement opportunities.
Advisory Group Meetings
Click on the dates below for the agenda of each advisory group meeting:
Tuesday, August 21st
Tuesday, September 4th
Wednesday, September 19th
Wednesday, October 10th
Tuesday, December 4th
UPDATE: The Final Baseline Document was presented to the Parks & Recreation Commission on Thursday, December 13th. The PRC passed a resolution approving the baseline document as submitted. Click here to read the staff report, final baseline document and advisory group comments.
Thanks to the advisory group for your time and dedication to this project!
Meeting minutes, maps and other resources will be stored on the Project Documents page.
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