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File #: TMP-3735    Version: 1 Name: PAR Disc Golf
Type: Report Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 10/13/2021 In control: Parks & Recreation Board
On agenda: 10/21/2021 Final action:
Title: Discuss the possible addition of a disc golf course in Farmers Branch; and take appropriate action.
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Discuss the possible addition of a disc golf course in Farmers Branch; and take appropriate action.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Staff is exploring the idea of adding a disc golf course to Rawhide Park. Kerry Phillips will present the idea to the Board and open it up for discussion.

 

Disc golf is a growing family and competitive sport with proven health benefits. These benefits include:

 

                     Exercise

                     Heart health

                     Weight loss

                     Better sleep

                     Boosted energy and mood

                     Fresh air and vitamin D

                     Stress relief

                     Way to connect with family and friends

                     Meet new people and create new relationships

                     Improve strategy and thinking skills

 

Disc golf offers a fun and exciting way to improve a person's overall health. This low-cost, high-value sport is a small investment with a tremendous potential return of benefits to our community.

 

SOCIAL BENEFIT

It offers visitors a fun, healthy way to exercise with friends and family.

 

ECONOMICAL BENEFIT

Equipment is surprisingly inexpensive to install and maintain.

 

PROGRAMMING BENEFIT

It can provide year-round competitive and recreational activities for our park.

 

TOURISM BENEFIT

A well-designed course will draw recreational disc golfers to our town for tournaments which will increase hotel nights.