|Proposed Disc Golf Map|
June Jordan School For Equity
City Arts & Technology High School
325 La Grande Avenue
Sunday, June 3rd • 11:00 am
Parking area for June Jordan School (near Brazil and La Grande)
From Save McLaren Park:
Public tour of proposed disc golf course
this Sunday, June 3rd, 11am
A representative from the San Francisco Disc Golf Club will lead a tour of the proposed 18-hole course in McLaren Park Sunday, June 3rd, 11am.
Find out which trails, open spaces, woodland areas and picnic grounds will be sacrificed.
Learn the locations of concrete tee boxes, fairways and metal baskets.
Meet your neighbors and other volunteers dedicated to protecting McLaren Park.
Join us Sunday, June 3rd at 11am at the June Jordan School parking area. (Brazil and La Grande).
If you can volunteer to get the word out or distribute flyers, please contact Melanie@savemclarenpark.org or call the SMP hotline, 650-516-7657.
This is a unique chance to walk the proposed course with a disc golf representative.
Please make plans to attend!
--- Background details ---
Jeff Bowling of the SF Disc Golf Club recently presented a proposal for a new course in McLaren Park to the McLaren Park Collaborative, the District 11 Council, and the Excelsior District Improvement Association. Here are the important points:
At the District 11 Council meeting, Bowling said that Rec and Park believes "The Golden Gate Park disc golf course is overutilized,” and could be made better if there were another course to help “spread the damage”.
Bowling said that on a busy weekend the Golden Gate course hosts hundreds of players, adding that while progress has been made in dealing with various erosion, soil compaction, and tree damage issues, the crowds at Golden Gate cause considerable environmental damage.
During his presentations, Mr. Bowling stated that the SFDG Club is open to other possibilities, adding that all they want is a place to play. Two options discussed are sharing space with a regular golf course, or using already-disturbed city land for a unique "artistic" disc golf course with large sculptures as obstacles rather than sensitive habitat areas.
Save McLaren Park questions why McLaren Park's untrammeled and sensitive open spaces should be sacrificed to lessen the damage in Golden Gate Park.