Disc Golf Store
  #1  
Old 10-20-2009, 02:44 PM
ovar's Avatar
ovar ovar is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Years Playing: 11.2
Courses Played: 73
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 361
Improving Johnson Park Grand Rapids, MI

Johnson Park

Hey all, I have been in touch with Kent County Parks and Rec about improving Johnson park (baskets, tee-pads, and signage). "KC Parks has absolutely zero funds available for this" was the response that I got, big surprise. Anyway I would really like to make this happen. Johnson would be the premiere disc golf course in Grand Rapids with baskets, tee-pads, and signage. It is ridiculous that this has not been done yet.

So working under the pretense that any improvements done to the course will have to be done with money raised through donations and such, how do we get this done? I would like the fund raising to begin soon and last through the winter, hopefully raising enough money by spring to purchase baskets and materials.

Kent County Parks and Rec is currently discussing if allowing businesses to sponsor individual hole expenses in return for a mention of their contribution on the tee sign will be allowed. Other fund raising ideas: benefit show, contacting PDGA (if anyone has had experience doing this please chime in), contacting the local YMCA if anyone has had experience doing this please chime in), other ideas?

I am working on getting a donation PayPal site up right now!

Like I said I want to have the money needed by spring. Whoever is interested in making this happen lets put our heads together and DO IT!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-20-2009, 02:51 PM
Camgolfer's Avatar
Camgolfer Camgolfer is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Denver
Years Playing: 11.2
Courses Played: 51
Posts: 1,068
This sounds like the project that we are wanting to start in Denver withe the Globeville landing course. It too is a pole hole course with no tee pads. Talk to Jroll about the progress on that to see if you can get any ideas.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2009, 04:54 PM
mashnut's Avatar
mashnut mashnut is offline
*Super Moderator*
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Temecula, CA
Years Playing: 12.5
Courses Played: 815
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 13,637
You could get temporary baskets and set up the course for a fund raising tournament, once people saw how nice the course could be you're more likely to get help with money and work.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-20-2009, 04:56 PM
ovar's Avatar
ovar ovar is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Years Playing: 11.2
Courses Played: 73
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 361
Mashnut, just have a bunch of people bring their own, or would I try and rent some?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-20-2009, 05:08 PM
mashnut's Avatar
mashnut mashnut is offline
*Super Moderator*
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Temecula, CA
Years Playing: 12.5
Courses Played: 815
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 13,637
Whatever you can make work. I don't know what the local scene is like, but if there's a big club, often they know who has baskets that could be used for the day.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2009, 06:41 PM
ovar's Avatar
ovar ovar is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Years Playing: 11.2
Courses Played: 73
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 361
Any other suggestions? Has anyone worked with the PDGA or other organizations to obtain donations?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-20-2009, 07:13 PM
valkyrie's Avatar
valkyrie valkyrie is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Years Playing: 7.2
Courses Played: 10
Posts: 1,715
Send a message via MSN to valkyrie
Im not really sure how it would be done, however i love johnson park even without all the "good" stuff! I would LOVE to see some improvements to this course! It could easily be the number one course in GR with a some baskets, tees and signs.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-20-2009, 07:15 PM
mambrose mambrose is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Grand Rapids
Years Playing: 21.3
Courses Played: 6
Posts: 1,339
Send a message via MSN to mambrose
ovar, check your PM's

Edit: me and valkriye also have an innova skillshot we could bring for a day if it was needed, and if we did end up doing a funraiser or tourney or w/e, i think discraft sells prize discs for like 6.50 each for ESP discs, so we could prolly sell some plastic or something, ill let ya know if i think of any other ideas

Last edited by mambrose; 10-20-2009 at 07:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-21-2009, 10:22 AM
ovar's Avatar
ovar ovar is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Years Playing: 11.2
Courses Played: 73
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 361
Update:
Kent county has supplied an online method for donations that will be available shortly. I emailed Jerry from Dogs of Disc on possibly helping out with getting this rolling.
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 10-21-2009, 10:54 AM
ovar's Avatar
ovar ovar is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Years Playing: 11.2
Courses Played: 73
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 361
Update:
I contacted Founder about setting up a benefit show for the park.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.