Created on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 Written by NATE SMITH
Bellefontaine parks board members Tuesday in a regular meeting agreed on a recommended name for the former Girl Scout Camp Myeerah, and heard from a group of disc golf enthusiasts eager for their local course to re-open.
The Joint Recreation District board approved Myeerah Nature Preserve as the recommended name of the former camp located along State Route 540. The name will still have to be approved by the city council.
About $28,000 in donations have been accepted, and that money will be allocated for park improvements around the nature preserve.
As for the disc golf, members of the Hi-Point Hyzers Disc Golf Club spoke to the board about what they could do to get the course located at Mary Rutan Park reopened. It has been closed for several months to accommodate a sewer line construction project.
Also, holes 8, 9 and 10 need reworked to prevent discs from striking nearby buildings. A garage around hole number 10 has been particularly vulnerable, and even placement of a chain link fence hasn’t prevented errant discs from damaging the structure.
The Hi-Point Hyzers proposed changes to the course design, and offered money and manpower to help redevelop the course.
Parks superintendent Kris Myers said the board will fully consider all of the disc golf club’s recommendations, and also intends to work with the original course designers to modify the disc golf course.
The course is expected to reopen sometime between July and August.
Some issues at the Hoffman Municipal Pool were also discussed.
Neither low diving board, nor the water slide was useable when the pool opened for the season. New diving boards have been purchased previously and will be installed by next week, the board reports.
An engineer’s report dictated that some brackets required attention on the water slide, and the parks district will be addressing that issue in the coming weeks, and the water slide is also expected to reopen in a few weeks.
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