Lincoln County’s new disc golf course in South Beach is nearing a reality. Paperwork has been signed, basket sponsors have stepped up, funding has been approved, and now Central Lincoln Leadership Cohort 2 invites you to join in the fun part.
A Work Party, open to the public, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, from 8 a.m. to around 2 p.m. both days. The location is on wooded Wilder property across from the entrance to the Central Coast Community College in the South Beach area of Newport. Directions: Head east on SE 42nd Street. Park in the Community College parking lot, or anywhere nearby along the road.
A crew of participants from the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Class and assorted volunteers have already spent one glorious weekend taking out their aggressions by downing a few selected trees, clearing shrubs, building staircases, and starting to create paths to each of the 18 holes. Now the real fun begins as basket preparation sites are cleared and developed. If you have them, bring work gloves, insect repellent, pruners, machete, clippers, brush hog, weed-eaters, loppers, chain saws. If you prefer a more sedate job, there’s plenty to do, including volunteer registration tasks, food setup, delivery of snacks to workers in the woods. Food and beverages will be provided.
Disc golf resembles traditional golf, but the players throw Frisbee discs instead of hitting balls. A disc course has tee boxes, fairways and greens, and players aim to get their disc in a metal basket using as few tosses as possible. Different weight discs serve as drivers, mid-range, and putters, and a basic set of three discs generally costs under $25. When the Wilder Disc Golf Course in South Beach opens, admission will be free to everyone. Families and youth are especially encouraged to play the course.
Landscape conservation and community collaboration are top priorities for this project. Site design and preparation have been carefully planned to retain the forested setting. And Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin, owners of the Wilder Development property on which the disc golf course is situated, have signed an agreement with the City of Newport. In this private-public partnership, management and maintenance of the course will be handled through the City‚s Parks and Recreation Department.
Get involved. Have some fun. Help the community!
Pre-registration for the Work Party is not required. Just show up. For additional information, contact Alma Baxter: 503-812-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.