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Disc golf course proposed in Elkford

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Fernie's disc golf course is popular with locals.
— image credit: Photo by Tamara Hynd

A District of Elkford accounting clerk has proposed a new disc golf course to be built in Elkford next spring.

Kevin King presented council on July 22 with a proposal to design and install an 18-hole disc golf course on District land on the west side of Alpine Way between Dorita Crescent and David Crescent.

King told council the project would cost about $20,000 and he hoped to get funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, credit union, and local businesses.

“It’s a great way for businesses to get their logo out there for all to see,” he told The Free Press. “

King moved to Elkford a few months ago to work as an accounting clerk at the District. He said he moved from Lethbridge where he was on the Board of Directors of the local disc golf course there, then discovered there was not a course in Elkford.

“I have played the course in Fernie and it’s super fun, and Sparwood just got a course this year, so Elkford needs to get one too!” he said.

“It costs about the same to build as a set of tennis courts. And once it’s built it will be free for all to play!”

Council supported the proposal in principle and directed staff to work with Mr. King on his proposal.

Any Elk Valley businesses who want to get involved in the development of the park should contact King at 250-865-4000.

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