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Old 10-11-2012, 10:17 PM
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This was just posted on their page. We'll see how long it stays, but it's great information.

"Chris Daubert
I understand that you are worried about the environmental impact but I believe this is a win/win for the park. The following has been taken from studies on how disc golf actually improves park settings:

In many cases, communities note that the presence of a disc golf course has been related
to environmental improvement. The PDGA reports in the creation of the De Laveaga Disc golf
Course in Santa Cruz, CA, a site was chosen that was used as an illegal dump and haven for
ATV use. Thousands of tons of trash were removed from the site, and the course continues to
sustain itself as trash free and limited ATV use (PDGA, 2004b). The PDGA even maintains an
Environmental Committee to educate players in the impact of courses and provide consultation
in the design and course maintenance. Schmidt (1995) suggests that it is common for a disc golf
course to revitalize an underused park with deteriorating facilities. This can have the positive
effect of reducing crime and vandalism. A salient example can be found in a city park in
Richmond, Virginia. Prior to the course development, a local park was a hangout for drug deals
– an unsafe area for locals to play. After the course was established crime decreased and the
park was transformed (Tuten & Conkell, 1999). Another new course was developed in Northeastern Illinois, built on a little used park in hopes to deter vandalism by “bring[ing] traffic
in the park [which] will push out the bad traffic” (Jader, 2004)."
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:24 PM
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A salient example can be found in a city park in
Richmond, Virginia. Prior to the course development, a local park was a hangout for drug deals
– an unsafe area for locals to play. After the course was established crime decreased and the
park was transformed (Tuten & Conkell, 1999)

Oh.... Gillies, yeah transformed
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:30 PM
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I asked them a question on their facebook page and was banned.... why they no like me?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:34 PM
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:00 PM
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They are just being a little cry babyish. I looked at the pictures and one was of a leaf on the ground and I kid you not it says," this leaf was stepped on a crushed by the disc golfers." Oh lordy lordy I will never step on another leaf again.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:30 PM
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They are just being a little cry babyish. I looked at the pictures and one was of a leaf on the ground and I kid you not it says," this leaf was stepped on a crushed by the disc golfers." Oh lordy lordy I will never step on another leaf again.
That is some comedic gold right there. How do they even know it was a disc golfer and not an animal or other person?

But them making comments like this is a GREAT thing. The more they look like loons, the less their opinion will count.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:33 PM
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:32 AM
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This was just posted on their page. We'll see how long it stays, but it's great information.

"Chris Daubert
I understand that you are worried about the environmental impact but I believe this is a win/win for the park. The following has been taken from studies on how disc golf actually improves park settings:

In many cases, communities note that the presence of a disc golf course has been related
to environmental improvement. The PDGA reports in the creation of the De Laveaga Disc golf
Course in Santa Cruz, CA, a site was chosen that was used as an illegal dump and haven for
ATV use. Thousands of tons of trash were removed from the site, and the course continues to
sustain itself as trash free and limited ATV use (PDGA, 2004b). The PDGA even maintains an
Environmental Committee to educate players in the impact of courses and provide consultation
in the design and course maintenance. Schmidt (1995) suggests that it is common for a disc golf
course to revitalize an underused park with deteriorating facilities. This can have the positive
effect of reducing crime and vandalism. A salient example can be found in a city park in
Richmond, Virginia. Prior to the course development, a local park was a hangout for drug deals
– an unsafe area for locals to play. After the course was established crime decreased and the
park was transformed (Tuten & Conkell, 1999). Another new course was developed in Northeastern Illinois, built on a little used park in hopes to deter vandalism by “bring[ing] traffic
in the park [which] will push out the bad traffic” (Jader, 2004)."
Took this off the PDGA website, I thought it was valid info and needed to be posted.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:29 AM
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So my friend just told me that his posts were altered somehow by the opposition group and he had to threaten them legally...this is just ridiculous
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:39 AM
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I got banned in like .5 seconds because I said I was going to play disc golf in the park no matter what happened.

If I ever find myself in NJ I'm definitely playing disc golf in this park baskets or not.
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