In memory of today being 5 years since David passed, we share this poem written by Treasure, the incredible force who made DRM possible!
What your eyes haven’t seen
or your heart hasn’t felt,
Are simply the mysteries of what your life’s been dealt.
Awareness within as each footprint is placed.
Memories are formed and images are traced.
Answer your thoughts,
create your own dreams.
This is your awakening,
You’ll find what life means…
David loved playing disc golf and we know that he’s here with us in spirit. Today was a beautiful day at DRM
The course is now officially OPEN for play. There is no charge to play and you do not need to book tee times. We do ask that you pack out what you pack in and if you see any garbage on the course, please pick it up. This course is for everyone and so we ask that everyone helps out in taking care of this brand new, beautiful course that is David’s legacy.
The Parks Foundation team met with the DGR team today to update us on the status of the course, and go over plans for the grand opening. We’re getting so close and we cannot wait to have you join us!
Save the Date
Official Grand Opening:
Saturday, June 9th from 10am-12pm
More details to come including schedule of events.
Karla, Sheila, Treasure, Sherry, and Rob Construction Update
Washroom facility nearing completion
Shade structure in final assembly stage
All teepads minus #1 have been completed
Collars have been installed and baskets will be installed in the spring
Final plantings will happen in the spring
Seeding is complete
Signposts have been installed
Fairway contouring has been completed
Final proofs for tee, sponsor, course, and rules signs will be completed in the next few weeks
Enjoy some photos from the current construction phase. Check out those teepads!
Here is the latest construction update. The following items have been mostly completed:
The gravel trails
The parking lot minus the driveway
Seeding has been completed around the parking lot and on the hill at the enterance
All the tees minus one
The sleeves for all the baskets
Majority of concrete work, bench and garbage pads etc.
Excavation of all the planting beds
The following items are scheduled to be completed in Spring 2018:
Install seed/sod around trees
Install baskets (they just need to be put into the sleeves that are already in the ground)
Install the remaining plantings
Plan the grand opening in more detail
We appreciate the continued support from the community and cannot wait to share this disc golf park with you!
Work started on the course last week with the den and nest sweep. Over 70 nests were discovered in the park!
The contractors are in and working today, with the first step being the parking lot. It’s so exciting to be in construction mode and the park will be complete before we know it!
Treasure Richardson provides an update on the David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park, slated to break ground by the end of July 2017. Plans are to have the course open by the spring of 2018.
The David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park, Calgary’s newest disc golf course, is scheduled to break ground as soon as the ground thaws, hopefully April 2017.