For Immediate Release
August 4, 2020
Video: Mayor Madden Announces Opening of Disc Golf Course in Prospect Park
TROY, NY — On Monday, August 3rd, Mayor Patrick Madden hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the City’s new disc golf course in Troy’s historic Prospect Park. Local disc golf players, city & county officials, and representatives from the Friends of Prospect Park joined the mayor for the event.
The 9-hole course was completed in July 2020, with the first tee installed at the park’s lower pavilion parking lot. Funds for construction of the course were raised from local volunteers and players. Construction of the course began in 2019 in coordination with the City, with the final bucket installed on July 14th, 2020. The course is free to the public and available during normal park hours.
Disc golf is played much like golf. However, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee with the objective of completing each hole in the fewest throws. The sport was formalized in the 1970s, and has grown in popularity for players of all ages and abilities. The Prospect Park course is the first public disc golf course in Rensselaer County, and the nearest for 100,000 Capital Region residents.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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