John Luby Park. Disc Golf Course
John Luby Park Proposal
Park or site name: John Luby Park, 128th and Brazee Street Portland, Oregon
Project description: 9 hole disc golf course
Where will the project be located within the park?
We would look to utilize the trees surrounding the kids' playground. We would look to use all the wooded area available.
This is a proposal for:
A New project that adds a feature or amenity that does not currently exist in the park.
1. How did you determine the need for this project?
Through much conversing with many fellow disc golfers in the area it became apparent that we want and need a new course. Many people within the community have offered to help create the park and manage its upkeep.
2. Who will the project serve?
It will serve the whole community and even people from outside the community. Businesses nearby will benefit as will the surrounding families in the area looking for a good family oriented game to play.
3. Will the proposed project be durable and easy to maintain?
A course is cheap and very easily maintained. Once the baskets and tees are set they become permanent fixtures of the park. Baskets can also be welded to their anchor to prevent theft.
4. Does the project reflect the character of the park?
Yes the trees within the park provide a nice layout for a small ( hole course. The baskets and tees can be placed in areas away from other aspects of the park while not disturbing the park's natural layout. The course will be designed away from surrounding houses and yards so as to not disturb people's privacy as much as possible.
5. Would the project have a positive impact on current and future park users?
The park currently has no features and very little foot traffic. A new course would bring people to the park. Also with people using the park in a positive way it will cut out a lot of the less desirable activity that happens in many city parks. Disc golfers like to keep their parks clean.
A 9 hole disc golf course with cement tees and baskets can be installed for less than $6000.
I did as lot of research online and also talked to other people within the disc golf community that have experience putting in a course.
We at Disc Chimps are currently putting on weekly tournaments to help raise money for funding.
We have raised
$900 of our $6000 goal as of this proposal.
A new course would be very beneficial to the park. The school across the street could add it to their Physical Education curriculum. Disc golf is easy for anyone to learn but challenging to master.
Project is compatible with park master plan, systems plans, strategic plans, etc. The course can be easily worked into other plans. Baskets and tees can be set up in such a way as to not disrupt other sections of the park.
Project is compatible with surrounding and adjoining uses.
The project would be set up in the woods with all the holes being thrown away from the playground. The trees provide perfect opportunities for tricky hole designs and cover.
Project will meet PP&R standards for materials and construction practices.
We would design the course in complete compliance with PP&R standards for materials and practices. We would like to meet with the planner in the near future to discuss the layout and construction.
Project complies with zoning code and land use.
Yes it does. We would design the course off the roads within the guidelines of zoning and land use laws.
Project does not require a permit.
The course would be free to play for the community. No permit needed to play.
Project materially increases costs to maintain or operate.
The course is very cheaply maintained. Waste baskets can be installed next to tees to prevent litter. Once the tees and baskets are installed they are permanent and need little to no upkeep.