Funding secured for disc golf course

Funding has been secured for Invercargill's first disc golf course.

Approval for the 18-hole course in Queens Park was received from the Invercargill City Council in March, with financial support now confirmed from the Invercargill Licensing Trust, Community Trust of Southland and the Active Communities fund,

Healthy Families Invercargill manager Jared Cappie said the project was an exciting one for the city.

"Disc golf courses have sprung up around the country over the past few years and they are really popular assets for the community," Cappie said.

"For us, this is a free, or low-cost option, where families can have a great time together being physically active in nature."

Healthy Families Invercargill and the wider Sport Southland organisation has been working with a small group of Disc Golf South enthusiasts for several months to make the project a reality.

Constructing the course on underutilised areas of Queens Park will cost about $26,000, with the three funders sharing the total cost equally.

"We are really grateful for the guidance we have received so far from Invercargill City Council Parks and Reserves manager Robin Pagan. This project also has the backing of the Department of Conservation, because it fits really well with their Healthy Nature, Healthy People initiative," Cappie said.

Preparatory work for the new course will start soon and it's hoped the course will be completed in time for an official launch in spring.



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