Exploring Disc Golf Options

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Exploring Disc Golf Opportunities in St. Albert

The City of St. Albert is seeking the public's feedback on three proposed locations for a smaller, beginner-focused disc golf course featuring nine or fewer holes.

A Strategic Approach

The project has and continues to proceed through several stages of thoughtful analysis. Starting with the identification of space and land criteria that best suit the sport of disc golf. The criteria helped identify sites and land parcels that could be suitable for a beginner-level disc golf course.

Community-Centric Solution

Our ultimate goal is to provide options for a beginner-level disc golf course while ensuring the public has the opportunity to provide feedback on these locations. Your feedback along with considerations of budget, available space, and City policies will help influence decision-making.

Stay Informed

We encourage you to stay connected with us by clicking the "Stay Informed" option on the right-hand side of our project homepage. Receive timely updates as we progress through this exciting project together.


Exploring Disc Golf Opportunities in St. Albert

The City of St. Albert is seeking the public's feedback on three proposed locations for a smaller, beginner-focused disc golf course featuring nine or fewer holes.

A Strategic Approach

The project has and continues to proceed through several stages of thoughtful analysis. Starting with the identification of space and land criteria that best suit the sport of disc golf. The criteria helped identify sites and land parcels that could be suitable for a beginner-level disc golf course.

Community-Centric Solution

Our ultimate goal is to provide options for a beginner-level disc golf course while ensuring the public has the opportunity to provide feedback on these locations. Your feedback along with considerations of budget, available space, and City policies will help influence decision-making.

Stay Informed

We encourage you to stay connected with us by clicking the "Stay Informed" option on the right-hand side of our project homepage. Receive timely updates as we progress through this exciting project together.

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    1. Do you have a tentative disc golf course layout for Deerbourne Park from the 2021 disc golf evaluation? Can it be shared? 2. What is the sports expectation/protocol when discs land in the private yards bounding the park? 3. Is added noise an issue? Are those rattling chains a problem? Surprisingly, pickleball seems to generate complaints. 4. Is usage going to be dawn to dusk, with tee times, lessons, and league tournaments? Is this a year round sport? 5. Does the park remain multi-use? 6. Does the park remain an "off-leash site"? 7. Can a trial use period be considered first? 8. What are the "lessons learned" from Kingway and Langholm? 9. Would you be building parking lots, night lighting and washrooms in the park's footprint. 10. Would the park hours change?

    kkukkola asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your questions.   In response:  

    1) No course layout has been developed to date for Deerbourne Park. 

    2) We are unable to speak to the expectations of users.  Disc golf course design would look to minimize the potential of throws into private yards when placing disc golf baskets and tee pads.

    3) We have had a temporary course at Langholm Park over the last three years with chain baskets.  No concerns regarding noise have been noted at that site, nor are we aware of concerns in other similar sites within the region. 

    4) This would be a spontaneous use course, with no bookings provided by the City, and no set tee times. The course would be available within park hours (5am to 11pm), similar to other amenities such as tarmacs and playgrounds.   We are aware that a local disc golf group does use the existing courses for league events occasionally however exclusive use of existing course is not permitted. The intention would be to have this course available year round, however usage is generally  notably higher in summer than winter. 

    5) Yes, existing amenities and uses at each site would remain.  Disc golf users would be expected to respect other users of the recommended site.  

    6) No changes to off leash designation are being considered through this process. The City will be considering public feedback regarding compatibility between dogs off leash and disc golf when developing a recommendation. 

    7) A trial period has been completed over the last three years at Langholm Park. This has allowed the City to understand the needs of users and consider impacts of the sport on its surroundings, before selecting a permanent site. 

    8) We have been working with users and collecting information and data on the usage and lessons learned from both Langholm Park and Kingswood Park.  Almost all feedback we have received to date is around course layout and design (length of holes, ways to change holes to increase difficulty, need for permanent tee pads etc.), with no significant concerns shared from non disc golf users. 

    9) No, additional supportive amenities are not planned, as this is intended as shorter (9 hole or less), beginner level course.

    10)  Park hours are established by the Parks Bylaw (07/22) and are not proposed to change for any site. 


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