Project: Detroit, MI

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About This Project:

The City of Detroit has not had a completed permanent disc golf course within city limits and we’re working with Discraft and People for Palmer Park (PFPP) to change that. The project involves helping to finish an advanced 18-hole course while adding a 9-hole beginner-friendly course, providing recreational opportunities for players of all levels.

Palmer Park Disc Golf Course was initially started by dedicated volunteers in 2021 with 18 mix-matched baskets and no teepads or tee signs. Seeking funding to finalize the course, they approached the Paul McBeth Foundation (PMF), which aims to introduce disc golf in major cities. To align with PMF's mission, a 9-hole Junior course was proposed alongside the advanced layout.

Following productive discussions with the City of Detroit, PFPP, and PMF, the project received approval for the new 9-hole Junior course layout. The Paul McBeth Foundation, in collaboration with Discraft, is dedicated to providing the necessary equipment and raising funds to complete the project. This comprehensive effort entails installing tee pads, offering matching Chainstar Pro baskets, providing 27 tee signs, and facilitating disc distribution and educational programs within the local community.

Why Major Cities?

One of our core focus areas includes major cities, as we recognize that a significant portion of their residents often lack access to disc golf. Green spaces for disc golf courses are scarce within city limits, leaving densely populated areas without opportunities to enjoy this dynamic sport. With nearly 700,000 residents, the city of Detroit will finally have access to both beginner and advanced level disc golf courses, effectively addressing this recreational gap. Moreover, we are committed to engaging with surrounding schools to introduce the sport to their students, fostering a new generation of disc golf enthusiasts and promoting physical activity and camaraderie among young learners. Through this approach, we aim to create a lasting impact on the community's well-being and recreational opportunities.

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