Friday, May 10, 2013

Disc Golf in Rouge Park

Disc Golf - Photo by Pierre Amerlynck
The Friends of Rouge Park, in cooperation with students and faculty at Lawrence Technological University, presented drafts of a master plan for the largest park in Detroit this past Wednesday. The master plan itself is still being worked on. Regardless, I did want to share a few of the options that are being considered with my readers.

One of the options being considered under the master plan for Rouge Park is to create a disc golf course at the northwest corner of W. Warren Ave. and Outer Drive. The land in that section of the park is currently underutilized. Creating this course would not only bring a new amenity to the area, it would also generate some revenue for other needs in the park.

There are a few other places where one can play disc golf in the Detroit area. However, the closest one for most westsiders is in Northville.

There is definitely a market for another disc golf course. Plus, the success of the MMBA Mountain Bike Trail in Rouge Park shows that people will travel to try something like this.

Update - May 12, 2013
I'm not sure how this will impact the effort to establish a disc golf course in Rouge Park, or even if it will have an impact, but I discovered that there is also an on-going effort to establish such a course on Belle Isle. has more about that story over here.

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