Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 the Evansville Parks Foundation’s final plans for an 18-hole disc golf course at Mesker Park were approved by the Evansville Parks Board.
The course opened in late September.
The course was designed by Dave Greenwell, a former Professional Disc Golf Association’s Player of the Year. Greenwell received help from city parks employees and local disc golf player Nick Fest. Fest joined Lauren Rickelman, the Parks Foundation’s former director, in pitching the disc golf idea to the Parks Board.
The Parks Foundation built the course at a cost of about $20,000 with “Evening on the River” funds. The Mesker Park facility is sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association.
The course was built at zero cost to taxpayers and provides an opportunity for recreational activity at what had been an underused park. Neither trees nor terrain were disturbed during construction. Admission to the 1.1-mile course is free. A donation for naming rights by Kenny Kent Toyota is used for course maintenance and upkeep.
# Holes: 18
Target Type: Mach5
Tee Type: Concrete
Elevation: Mostly Hilly
Course Length: 5892
Alternate Length: 4769
Designer: Grennwell and Fest
Under 300ft: 6
300 – 400ft: 8
Over 400ft: 4