Disc golf course coming to Founders Park

Photo courtesy of the Dallas Parks Department

Oak Cliff is getting a disc-golf course.

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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.”

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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.

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.”

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