The Village of Sturtevant’s Parks & Rec committee wants residents to chime in on whether or not the village should spring for a disc golf course at the Hiawatha Crossing retention pond and path area.
Costs are estimated at about $12,000 for materials like the metal baskets that serve as holes, the discs themselves and the cement teeing off pads. The labor to install the course would be donated by local disc golf enthusiasts led by Nathan Strand.
On the committee’s Facebook page, Trustee Carrie Harbach, chair of the committee, wants residents to respond with either a “thumb’s up” or “thumb’s down.”
Reaction so far is positive, with 10 “likes” and three comments supporting the proposal.
“Build it! It is a great sport for everyone and is very low cost to participate,” Kevin Carpenter posted.
Nicki Jaeger agreed.
“Yes my family loves disc golf!” she wrote.
Harbach’s committee has led family-friendly activities and several fundraising events in Sturtevant this summer, including a village-wide rummage sale and petting zoo and hosting the 10th annual Iron Horse 5K on August 13.
If board members ultimately decide to fund the disc golf course, Harback assures residents there will be additional opportunities to raise the money to replenish the village parks account.
“The parks committee will continue fundraising to replenish monies spent,” she said.