Yeas and nays still coming in on disc golf course at Robin Hill park

Jul 11, 2008 Full story: Peninsula Daily News 7

The uproar continues over holes, hikers, horses - and trees hit by flying discs in Robin Hill Farm County Park.

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Kathy M

United States

#1 Jul 15, 2008
I don't see how the proposal got this far without public input / public survey as to whether or not COUNTY RESIDENTS want to spend any money at all on this type of activity. Where was the public forum to ask registered voters if they wanted to move ahead with study and course design. Our limited funds would be better spent maintaining / uupgrading our existing facilities. At least propse something that a majority of users want, put it out for vote to the locals, not out of towners.
baddboyzz

Redmond, WA

#2 Jul 27, 2008
when is mason county or the state/DNR,ever going to repair the bridges that or out on the trail system at the tahuya state forest?some have been out for more than two years,are they waiting for another flood to totly take them off there piers,where is are lic fees going to, and not to remove trees an debires in front of the brigdes. they were in there with some equiment after last winters storm but nothing was done, i guess we let them totlly wash down river an then we get new one in 2015 if we are lucky. well in my 10 years living in this state thats about how this washington state goverment works. woops did i say work that one four letter word that this state goverment use ? i have never lived in a state that waste so much money in my life, lets get with the program?
PA Girl

Kent, WA

#3 Aug 1, 2008
I wonder about the harmony of walkers, horses and flying discs. Is the new course supposed to be an improvement to a beautiful nature preserve? We do not have enough DNR areas people could go and toss around cobbled together courses. Sounds like not only a waste of money, but a really dumb idea!
Commonsense

Seattle, WA

#4 Aug 11, 2008
PA Girl, Robin Hill Farm Park is not a nature preserve and it was never intended to be.It was purchased to be enhanced into a multi-use park attractive to a wide range of county residents and non-residents.As it is now,it is a failure because no one uses it.I know,I've been out there alot of times.A few more people use it now,because of the publicity and the few current users dragging their friends out there now to try to put on the appearance there is alot of use.Disc Golf should only be the beginning of the development of this park into what the taxpayers paid for it to be.You want a nature preserve go up to Oly.Nat'l Park and it's Tens of Thousands of acres.
misskitty1

Seattle, WA

#5 Aug 22, 2008
Robin Hill park is not underutilized. It is available to all, boy scout, frisbee players, bicyclists and so on. Disc golf will not enhance it - it will rip out about 3 acres of understory and install cement fairways from which players can hurl discs. The bulldozers will roar in and tear things up. Now that's beautifcation? Take a look at NAD park in Bremerton, there is no comparison (and that is what you will eventually see at Robin Hill) Along with beer cans, garbage, and a certain amount of human waste. Check out how many disc golf courses have been asked to relocate by cities because of the bad impact they have had in an area. Do your homework, Missy.
Commonsense

Tacoma, WA

#6 Aug 27, 2008
misskitty1...Your ignorance about disc golf would be laughable if it wasn't so pathetic.I assure you I've done my homework-have you done yours?Sure,the park is available to those groups,but for whatever reason very few choose to use it.Do you know that when Mr.McCool sold his land to the county there was an agreement for the county to harvest 50,000 board ft. of timber PER YEAR.Any timber not cut in a calender year may be BANKED and carried over to subsequent years.This agreement expires in the year 2027 or if the county divests itself of ownership.The disc golf course will probably require the removal of about 14 trees 8"to 12".Also agreed to by Mr.McCool were soccer fields,2 baseball fields,tennis courts,campgrounds,and 70 to 85 acres for an executive style GOLF COURSE.If the county were to go through with these plans,then you would see the bulldozers.By the way,where do you do your homework? At small gatherings of others over-reacting about the impacts of a disc golf course that don't have a clue? I was just at NAD park in Bremerton yesterday.I saw 1 beer bottle and I picked it up.I saw no garbage that was'nt in a garbage can.And a 4' by 8'cement tee box is hardly an entire fairway.Concrete allows you to play year-round here.A good start for you would be to get some honest information,not what you get from your group of disc golf haters.When people start to compare a weed-wacker to a bulldozer...geez...do you not see how mis-informed you are?Your "homework"comment went to the wrong person,missy.YOU need to go back to school as you have failed this assignment miserably...
Spunkydoolittle

Quilcene, WA

#7 Nov 22, 2009
Just wanted to say well put commonsense- easy to see why you got no response.. I love that- :) I'm reading this a little over a year later sitting here in Sequim visiting family, wishing there was a disc golf course here locally to play, but no- I have to drive half an hour to Port Townsend to do so, and will most likely be spending my money there for lunch at one of their restaurants instead of here in Sequim. I've been playing disc golf for 15 years as well as ALL of my friends- this sport is growing huge- especially now that our economy is requiring all of us to find cheaper entertainment, and disc golf is a perfect fit for any family. It is amazing though how people can get so bent out of shape with this issue of yours concerning the course being built. In my opinion, you'd be idiots not to, and the yahoos crying about their stupid horses and need for peace in the meadow need to realize that their fat asses aren't getting in any better shape running your poor fat-ass horse through those trails (set the poor thing free you domesticate, or at least run it on the beach so the beast can actually get up to speed), and there are countless areas FULL of serenity for any of you hippies needing to meditate with the grass and critters. I wanna hear the crash of chains on my first ace at RHF dammit...

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