West Carrollton's Wilson Park Welcomes First Disc Golf Course
West Carrollton residents can now enjoy a new and exciting activity at Wilson Park. The City's Parks and Recreation Department has announced the opening of the Wilson Park Disc Golf Course West Carrollton, the City's first disc golf course.
The idea for the course was inspired by parks department director Christian Mattingly several years ago, and became a reality by parks staff member Chris White, who expressed an interest in leading the project with the rest of the parks and rec team… With encouragement from the department's leadership, Chris used his experience as a disc golf enthusiast to create a plan for the course.
Chris White, a West Carrollton resident of over 20 years, has been working for the City's Parks and Recreation Department for 5 years. He personally began playing disc golf recreationally with his family in 2020 as a safe outdoor activity during the pandemic.
The 9-hole course is designed for all ages and skill levels, with a signature hole 6 that is unique to the course. The course is free, and players are encouraged to bring their own discs. The park is open from dusk to dawn all year long, and the course can handle 4-5 groups at one time.
The disc golf course was thoughtfully designed as an amenity to the park without causing any distractions to other guests using shelters or other areas of the park. The course is a new activity that ties the whole park together, providing entertainment to other guests and adding to the overall experience of the park.
"We are excited to announce the addition of the disc golf course to our parks, which will provide a fun new activity to our community," said Christian Mattingly, the Parks and Recreation Director. "I’m thankful for our staff that made this project become a reality, and I’m excited for our community to come and enjoy it."The course officially opened in Q1 2023 and will have an official opening ceremony in the spring of 2023. The Parks and Recreation Department is also adding the course to the international Disc Golf Course app called UDisc, which will provide directions, details, and reviews for the new course.
The Wilson Park Disc Golf Course West Carrollton is a new and exciting addition to the City's parks and will provide a fun activity for years to come.
Wilson Park Address: at 1226 S. Elm Street West Carrollton, OH