EAST PALESTINE – The village’s disc golf course is undergoing some final upgrades ahead of its first-ever tournament in October.
The course was officially opened to the public this summer and has attracted many players.
The project was overseen by the Friends of the East Palestine Park, the Village Park Council and the Village and made possible with funds donated by the East Palestine Community Foundation, the East Palestine Masonic Lodge and the Eagles of Eastern Palestine, which enabled the village to purchase and install the 18-hole disc golf course.
Latest improvements include installation of concrete “launch pads” at each of the 18 holes.
Village manager Mark McTrustry said the pads were suggested by those who used the course.
The 8ft by 5ft blocks are being installed by the village and park council and McTrustry said they should all be installed by the end of this month.
By the time of the village council meeting this week, half of the blocks had already been completed.
McTrustry also said the park’s board is working to acquire sponsorships for the holes to help cover the costs and that 15 of the 18 sponsors have already submitted their payment. Each sponsor will have a sign placed on the hole they have sponsored.
As for the tournament scheduled for Oct. 1 by the Mahoning Valley Disc Golf Association, McTrustry said all 72 available spots were filled and a waiting list was available for any openings.
“The village is very grateful to everyone who has dedicated time, energy and funds to this program,” he said.