If you are member of the Central Texas Disc Golf community, then you most likely have played some holes at Zilker Disc Golf Course near downtown Austin, TX. It is a great course that has been around for many years and it is finally getting some major love and maintenance to address the environmental impacts and the increased use that has built upon it.
Here is a local newspiece highlighting the Engineering aspects of the maintenance and improvements: http://kxan.com/2014/07/22/city-renovating-zilker-park-disc-golf-course/
As a personal note, I know the fluff piece was just about the engineering, but I would have hoped that they would have included small notes about the park improvements coming from the Waterloo DGC and how they helped lower the cost of the project by providing our support as well.
The Waterloo DGC will be assisting with a new kiosk, tee signs, a course map with instructions and information, new tee boxes, replacement baskets, and landscaping that will shape the course for years to come.
It is great to see partnerships like this work between multiple levels of participation (public & private) and it is always good to see Disc Golf in the local news to raise positive awareness of our sport and its direct positive impacts in the community.
If you are interested in the location of Zilker Park Disc Golf Course, please check out the local “Course Updates” section of this blog and it will provide you some additional information.