Elkhart Parks and Rec hosting disc golf "Demo Day" April 28

City of Elkhart

ELKHART, Ind. -- On Tuesday, the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department announced “Demo Day” for a new 18-hole disc golf course downtown at Lundquist-Bicentennial and Island Parks.

On Sunday, April 28, residents are invited to play on temporary baskets set up for the event at Lundquist from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Island Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

"The City of Elkhart Parks is encouraging disc golf players and residents to play the course and offer feedback on its design," Elkhart Director of Communications Corinne Straight.

"There will also be an opportunity to provide overall feedback about the park and ask questions from the staff and course designers. The disc golf course is part of many projects the city is working on to enhance its quality of place initiatives through the Parks Master Plan and Mayor Roberson’s ASPIRE Initiative."

Organizers say that administration has been focused on implementing new and engaging activities into the community.

“We know that cities need safe and clean parks where they can kick back and have some fun with friends and families. We want to put in amenities and equipment that bring people back to the parks," said Jamison Czarnecki, Superintendent of Elkhart Parks and Recreation. "This disc golf course is one of many projects doing, but we’re blessed to have strong support both financially from the private sector and in excitement from our residents. We are grateful to our partners who see the value in enhancing our local parks."

City officials say the course was designed with input of local disc golf players and course designers from the region.

"It has been designed intentionally to preserve the use of popular paths used by runners and walkers," said Straight. "The idea was based on other communities that have implemented similar strategies into their parks with amenities. By incorporating input from local disc golf players and leveraging best practices from other communities, Elkhart is poised to offer a premier disc golf experience that enhances park accessibility and enjoyment for all."

For more info on Demo Day or the disc golf course project, contact the City of Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department at 574-295-7275 or visit their website.

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