Meridan Downs Park – Disc Golf Course Proposal

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The Sunshine Coast Disc Golf Club’s goal is to establish a permanent home on the Sunshine Coast. Disc golf is a growing family-friendly, fun, all-inclusive sport. A course on the Sunshine Coast would provide a home for local players and the community whilst helping to grow the sport.

Purpose

The club has identified Meridan Downs Park as an ideal home for a disc golf course. Council supports the installation of a permanent course on the Sunshine Coast and would like your feedback on the proposed location at Meridan Downs Park.

If approved, Meridan Downs Park would still remain a vibrant open space for regular users and their normal leisurely activities.

The proposed disc golf course is not expected to impede on current recreational users, instead hoping to contribute to a strong and healthy community.

Disc golf course details

For the purpose of seeking community feedback, Sunshine Coast Disc Golf Club have developed a course design for Meridan Downs Park through funding provided by council’s Community Grants Program.

The design features a 9-hole course that utilises the open, natural wooded areas of the park. The course orientates tee pads and baskets away from footpaths in order to avoid potential conflicts with other park users.

The course would require the installation of permanent infrastructure including the following:

  • An information sign – outlining course map and rules
  • Tee signs – a sign at each launch point
  • Tee pads – fixed, flat in-ground marker or 1.5m x 2.5m concrete pad for each launch point
  • Disc catcher basket – fixed, aluminium disc baskets on steel posts.

Refer to the project news for additional course and location information.

Community engagement

Council is seeking community feedback regarding the proposal for installation of permanent disc golf infrastructure for a 9-hole course at Meridan Downs Park.

Your views and feedback regarding this proposal is essential to help shape the future of the park.

Council is actively engaging with the community and we invite you to ‘have your say' on the proposed disc golf course by completing the online survey. Feedback received will be used to guide the final decision.

Please view the project information and complete the online survey.

The online survey and community feedback will close at 5pm on Friday 17th July 2020.

Overview

Disc golf is played with similar rules to that of traditional golf. Players throw a disc (looks like a frisbee) from a designated tee to an elevated metal basket to complete each “hole” in the least number of throws. The winner is determined by the player who completes the course in the fewest number of throws.

The sport is easy to learn regardless of age and ability, yet can be challenging to master. Disc golf is an inexpensive sport – a disc costs approximately $20.

Disc golf offers a new recreational opportunity for the community whilst providing an avenue for social interaction in a fun, safe and healthy environment.

Where to from here

Council will review your feedback to understand the community’s views on this proposal.

Updates regarding the project will be posted on this site.

The Sunshine Coast Disc Golf Club’s goal is to establish a permanent home on the Sunshine Coast. Disc golf is a growing family-friendly, fun, all-inclusive sport. A course on the Sunshine Coast would provide a home for local players and the community whilst helping to grow the sport.

Purpose

The club has identified Meridan Downs Park as an ideal home for a disc golf course. Council supports the installation of a permanent course on the Sunshine Coast and would like your feedback on the proposed location at Meridan Downs Park.

If approved, Meridan Downs Park would still remain a vibrant open space for regular users and their normal leisurely activities.

The proposed disc golf course is not expected to impede on current recreational users, instead hoping to contribute to a strong and healthy community.

Disc golf course details

For the purpose of seeking community feedback, Sunshine Coast Disc Golf Club have developed a course design for Meridan Downs Park through funding provided by council’s Community Grants Program.

The design features a 9-hole course that utilises the open, natural wooded areas of the park. The course orientates tee pads and baskets away from footpaths in order to avoid potential conflicts with other park users.

The course would require the installation of permanent infrastructure including the following:

  • An information sign – outlining course map and rules
  • Tee signs – a sign at each launch point
  • Tee pads – fixed, flat in-ground marker or 1.5m x 2.5m concrete pad for each launch point
  • Disc catcher basket – fixed, aluminium disc baskets on steel posts.

Refer to the project news for additional course and location information.

Community engagement

Council is seeking community feedback regarding the proposal for installation of permanent disc golf infrastructure for a 9-hole course at Meridan Downs Park.

Your views and feedback regarding this proposal is essential to help shape the future of the park.

Council is actively engaging with the community and we invite you to ‘have your say' on the proposed disc golf course by completing the online survey. Feedback received will be used to guide the final decision.

Please view the project information and complete the online survey.

The online survey and community feedback will close at 5pm on Friday 17th July 2020.

Overview

Disc golf is played with similar rules to that of traditional golf. Players throw a disc (looks like a frisbee) from a designated tee to an elevated metal basket to complete each “hole” in the least number of throws. The winner is determined by the player who completes the course in the fewest number of throws.

The sport is easy to learn regardless of age and ability, yet can be challenging to master. Disc golf is an inexpensive sport – a disc costs approximately $20.

Disc golf offers a new recreational opportunity for the community whilst providing an avenue for social interaction in a fun, safe and healthy environment.

Where to from here

Council will review your feedback to understand the community’s views on this proposal.

Updates regarding the project will be posted on this site.