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File #: 23-934    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/17/2023 In control: Recreation & Parks Commission
On agenda: 10/23/2023 Final action:
Title: SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept the Donation of Equipment, Labor, and Materials up to $4,999 in Value from the Merced County Disc Golf Club for the Installation of Tee Pads at Fahrens Park Disc Golf Course REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a donation of equipment, labor and materials in the value of $4,999 from Merced County Disc Golf Club (MCDGC) to replace carpet disc golf tee pads with concrete tee pads. MCDGC will work with City staff to ensure work is conducted per standards. The proposal includes the installation of "alternative pads" for female and junior players as well. These alternative tee pads cater to players of different skill levels ensuring that the course remains inclusive and welcoming to diverse participants and skill levels. The proposal also includes the addition of 6 new holes to the undeveloped area of the park. Expanding the current 21-hole disc golf layout with the addition of six new holes allows the City of Merced to host a championship-level course. RE...
Attachments: 1. Fahrens Park Template 27 Hole Course FOR CITY w-Demensions 2.pdf
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Report Prepared by: Christopher Jensen, Director, Parks & Community Services

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SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept the Donation of Equipment, Labor, and Materials up to $4,999 in Value from the Merced County Disc Golf Club for the Installation of Tee Pads at Fahrens Park Disc Golf Course

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers approving a donation of equipment, labor and materials in the value of $4,999 from Merced County Disc Golf Club (MCDGC) to replace carpet disc golf tee pads with concrete tee pads. MCDGC will work with City staff to ensure work is conducted per standards. The proposal includes the installation of "alternative pads" for female and junior players as well. These alternative tee pads cater to players of different skill levels ensuring that the course remains inclusive and welcoming to diverse participants and skill levels. The proposal also includes the addition of 6 new holes to the undeveloped area of the park. Expanding the current 21-hole disc golf layout with the addition of six new holes allows the City of Merced to host a championship-level course.

RECOMMENDATION
Information only

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2023-2024 adopted budget

DISCUSSION
The West end of Fahrens Park is home to the only Disc Golf Course within the City of Merced. Originally designated for 18 holes, the course has grown to 21 holes. The course has become a popular destination, known for its stunning backdrop provided by Black Rascal Creek, Fahrens Creek and one of Merced's several eucalyptus groves. The original amenities organized to support the sport have aged and now require upgrades. Merced County Disc Golf Club has provided a donation proposal to replace the current tee pads with upgraded cement tee pads. This upgrade provides consistent footing for players year-round, enhancing their performance and safety. The proposal includes the installation of "alternative pads" for female and junior players as well. These alternative tee pads cater to players ...

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