A new Disc Golf Course. Community Garden. Fundraising Garage Sale. Grants submitted. Grants Funded. Clean up days.
Keeping up with Luther’s Friends of the Park takes skill! The non-profit organization is made up of a group of volunteers on a relentless mission to raise funds to improve Wildhorse Park. The most exciting updates are the new disc golf course and a community garden while grants are being submitted and some of them have been funded. If you want to learn more or get involved, volunteer! Connect with Friends of the Park on social media, or through email or show up for a workday. There is no shortage of opportunities.
Weekend workdays are scheduled at Wildhorse Park to clear the course for its upcoming inaugural season:
- Saturday, April 16, 9 am – 1 pm
- Sunday, April 24, Noon – 4 pm
- Sunday, May 1, Noon – 4 pm
- Sunday, May 14, 10 am – 3 pm
Another upcoming fundraising event is a garage sale to be held at the Community Center on May 20 – 21. Donations are requested.
Low Risk, Low Cost, High Impact
The idea of bringing disc golf to Luther was brought to Friends of the Park earlier this year by a couple of local avid disc golfers. Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. The proposition to bring the sport to Luther was presented as low-risk, low-cost, and low-maintenance for high-impact fun and economic development. The project was approved by the Parks Commission and Town Board of Trustees.
The humble start with a 12-hole course soon transformed into an 18-hole experience that would be tournament worthy. Workdays began immediately. Sponsorships poured in. Then a connection happened: Avery Jenkins, the 2009 Disc Golf World Champion course designer, began consulting to elevate the fun and challenge of building a course to be enjoyed by players of all skill levels.
Specifically, Jenkins illustrated the idea of creating nine long tee-pads, nine short tee-pads, and having the option of two basket placements.
Six more sponsors joined the project, and a grant from TSET helped get the funding in place. All sponsors will have a designated tee-pad with advertisements for their business or family.
“What’s so great about a DiscGolfPark in Luther?! It’s going to bring locals, neighbors from surrounding towns/cities, and out-of-state guests which means more sales tax revenue for the town AND support for our vital business district! It means more people shopping in Luther and more people eating in Luther! Disc Golf is the fastest growing sport. It is also a cheap hobby- well depending on how many discs you buy! We would like to thank the generous sponsors who did not hesitate to see a need and an opportunity and invest in the future of their community.” – Luther Friends of the Park.
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Friends of the Park Leadership
President- Denielle Chaney
Treasurer- Alicia Nicholas
Secretary- Paul Baustert
Member- Crystal Mills
Member- Lindsey Snider
Member- Carly Snedeker