Did a walkthrough with the city at Dief to go over the new basket locations.
Mark, maintenance, park staff, senior manager for park spaces were present
Lots of talk from the city about damage to trees
Only small alterations to proposed basket locations, mostly within 5 feet of our proposals.
* But, we’ll only get two positions on the hill, not three
* We can only use the free toboggan side of the hill
* Dief can likely soon be a 20 hole course in the summer
* Escape was happy enough to order four baskets we need for Dief. We can pay them later!
* Two baskets for the hill, two for practice putting area
City accepted suggestions from Scott for around the teepads (woodchips etc.), also tree-armouring
Mark will collect feedback on these from other city staff
We included examples of hole signage, bag holders
This would apply to Reid as well
Heard nothing back yet from the park enhancement program application we’ve put in
Andy has submitted a design for a Reid course map. Board will provide feedback before we present it to the city
When we eventually do a new Diefenbaker map we should do it in a similar style
Scott is researching an area west of Cedar Villas reforestation area for a new course
fat tire mountain biking club is already out there
we have their contact information
There is a “friends of the reforestation area group” out there. We’ll have to negotiate with them.
Plan is to go to the city once we’ve contacted all of the user groups
Scott has chatted with John and Dee Hauk (pro disc golf course designers, did Maple Hill etc.)
their point of view is not to rely on the local board
instead: develop an economic impact plan that’s presented to all potential shareholders (city, major sponsors (potentially Escape, Cameco, Nutrien, Tourism Saskatoon), RMs, etc.)
they would host a meeting with these groups
if they can drum up the money from those groups, they will design the course
often what happens is people love the idea but then go with something easier/cheaper/smaller
Orange Xs are on the ground at Reid where the city wants to plant trees
not all locations are ideal, but they’ve heard our input
Kris/Jay — Can we move the good baskets from Donna over to Dief?
We should re-label the holes at Dief at the same time. Hole 13 becomes hole 1
Announce on Facebook etc. before we move them so people know the courses will be temporarily unavailable
Plan to do it in the evening / near dark when usage is low