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Once some of the invasive blackberry bushes are removed, the City will start planting native plantings in these areas. Everything being done in this area is to improve the buffer zone.
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This concept was developed in 2011 and was unanimously approved by the Park Board. During the park master planning process, the park master plan identified that the community wanted a disc golf course. After reviewing all the park locations Hartwood became the best option.
The City’s goals for the disc golf course project are:
The City will provide updates on this project via social media (Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor), Zoom meetings (Parks Board and City Council), mailers, and neighborhood meetings. Neighbors and community members can submit feedback on most these platforms in addition to the form on this website or by clicking XXX.
This concept was developed in 2011 and was unanimously approved by the Park Board. During the park master planning process, the community was involved in developing this plan and the recommendations were noted in the plan. Since that vote, the disc golf has been talked about in Park Board meetings and shared at a Council Workshop (CIP prioritization meeting in February 2021).
The City has hired a professional disc golf course designer and safety of the course the number one priority.
The City has adjusted a larger disc buffer zone around the baskets, making it less likely the discs will go into these areas.
The course designer’s focus is to protect the walking paths. The paths will not change; the baskets will be moved to a location that makes walking safe.
All City parks in our area have seen an increase in cussing, drinking, and vandalism. The City realizes this is a problem for all parks and are working to manage this issue.
The focus for this course is to make it a family fun disc golf course. When the first design was created it was an 18-hole course, which brings in more of the disc golf community. Now that the course is 9 holes, it becomes a more family friendly recreation opportunity rather than a full course.
The City will release the disc golf map once it becomes final. The process involves completing permitting requirements and an environmental review before the map becomes final.
The goal is to remove nonnative species, such as Himalayan blackberry because that will increase the potential for improved habitat and eliminate some of the native planting from dying because they were choked out by the blackberries. The City is working hard on the riparian buffer area and existing wetland area to enhance this with additional plantings, which will help to increase native plant diversity and richness.
All cities utilize correction crews to help with routine maintenance in parks. The corrections crews are made up of minor offense criminals and always have a sheriff on site.
The City has been keeping an eye on this bridge for a couple of years. City staff recently evaluated the bridge and found that failures have gotten worst. The City has requested dollars in the 2022 budget to replace the bridge, which have been approved.