Disc golf course coming to Founders Park

Path
Photo courtesy of the Dallas Parks Department

Oak Cliff is getting a disc-golf course.

An 11-hole course is coming to at Founders Park, after a three-year grass-roots effort to that end.

Zac Lytle, who has been pushing for the course since 2012, says he expects it to cost about $10,000. Most of that would go to installing tee pads and the chain-link baskets that serve as “holes.”

Sponsored Message
disc golf course
The park board approved this plan for a disc-golf course at Founders Park (click to see a larger image)

The Dallas Parks Foundation in 2014 granted $10,000 to the Lake Cliff Neighborhood Association for a disc-golf course.

Sponsored Message

Go Oak Cliff raised another $4,000 for a course.

Founders Park is in a fabulous location, off Zang between Colorado Boulevard and the Trinity River, but it is underutilized. In 2013, Founders Park was the site of a rape and an attempted rape.

Lytle and pal Dylan Holt, who has helped him bird-dog the park board for the past year, say having a disc-golf course at Founders Park will make it a safer place. Bringing more “legitimate uses” to the park could deter crime.

“I’m not a disc golf fanatic or anything,” Lytle says. “I just wanted to see the park appreciated and used by more people.”

Written By
More from Rachel Stone

Plan Commission to hear Bishop Davis Study Thursday

The Bishop Davis Study is getting a hearing before the City Plan...
Read More