The Slocan Disc Golf Association (SDGA) is exploring the possibility of installing disc golf baskets in New Denver, for community use. While the association is communicating directly with those who live in close proximity to the locations of proposed practice baskets, this public post is intended to facilitate broader community awareness and invite comment.
Disc golf is a sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to traditional golf. Disc golf has a low developmental impact, minimal impact on the environment and surrounding area, and generally aims to preserve natural space. It is a great activity for all ages and is an accessible sport option for families, the elderly, and people with disabilities. It can be played year-round, in all weather conditions. And as the majority of disc golf courses are public and free to play, as would be the case here, disc golf is a low-cost activity.
Here is a link to a short video that provides a great outline of disc golf: https://youtu.be/U1FSkJpImps
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The number of both disc golf players and disc golf courses in BC are rapidly rising. Visible and publicly accessible practice baskets would increase exposure and generate interest for disc golf in New Denver and enhance the experience of existing amenities within the Village.
The SDGA is currently exploring the area southeast of the intersection of Slocan Ave & Columbia Street, outlined HERE (north of the recycling depot and vault toilet, and on the creek side of the dike and walking trail, where two wells – not currently used for production – were drilled in 2022), and the green space east of the All-Wheels Park, outlined HERE (between Kildare Street and Union Street, and south of Carpenter Creek). The area within a 35-foot perimeter of each basket location would be designated as the practice area but would remain available for other uses as well.
For reference, here is a link to some short videos demonstrating putting to a basket from a 35-ft distance: https://www.youtube.com/@slocandiscgolfsociety
Should these plans proceed, the SDGA plans to install signage to outline information about the practice baskets and to provide guidance for users. The SDGA will also provide landscape improvements to the picnic area near the recycling transfer station and to the perimeter area at the green space location.
If you have any questions or comments about this project, please email the SDGA at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Village Office at email@example.com. If you would like to support this project, or have concerns, please let us know that as well.