FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2019
CITY OF KINGSTON PARKS & RECREATION OPENS 9-HOLE DISC GOLF COURSE
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Kevin Gilfeather are pleased to announce the opening of a 9-Hole Disc Golf course located at Kingston Point Park. The nine basket course spans from behind the BMX Track, Softball Field and dog park areas and into Rotary Park.
“I am so pleased to see this project come to life, and just in time for spring and summer. The Parks and Rec team have worked very hard to bring it to fruition,” said Mayor Noble. “The disc golf course is a fantastic addition to Kingston Point Park and to outdoor activities in our community.”
“I am very proud of the staff I work with who are putting their footprint on a project that people of all ages and abilities will be able to enjoy for years to come,” said Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Kevin Gilfeather. “I want to congratulate my team, including KC Keegan-Twombly, Courtney Carroll and the entire Maintenance crew, who together have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to make this course a reality. I want to thank disc golf professional Dan Doyle, who helped us design and implement the course, and the community and sponsors who helped make it all possible.”
The Disc Golf Course was made possible by the support of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Ron Woods; Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley; Parks & Recreation Commissioner and owner of J’s Painting Service, Joe McDole; Kathleen and William Cloonan; Kingston Nissan; Lions Club of Kingston; Rondout Savings Bank; Rock Hard Masonry and owner Kevin Larkin; The Painter owner Fred Miller; and Ulster Savings Bank.
“Thank you to the Kingston Parks and Recreation staff for creating another opportunity for physical activity in our City. Disc golf is a great way to be active and outdoors,” said Health and Wellness Director, Emily Flynn. “A study of disc golf participants found that they walked about a mile and a half for nine holes. Walking supports heart health, boosts energy, reduces stress, burns calories, and has many other benefits.”