Benton Parks and Recreation announced their newest project for Tyndall Park has been given the green light.
The installation of an 18-hole junior disc golf course, designed by Cedar Creek Disc Golf Course & Design, will include the construction of tee pads and the installation of signs and baskets.
Tyndall Park is located in a neighborhood and next to Benton High School, Junior High and others. It is surrounded by Border St., Hoover St., Sevier St., and 4th St.
“Disc golf provides an outlet to children who don’t otherwise fit with team sports such as baseball, basketball, and football all the while connecting them with the wonderment of the great outdoors.” said Joshua Penticoff, local resident of Benton and disc golf advocate. “Upon completion of the Tyndall Park Junior Disc Golf Course, we would like to utilize the park to host events that would promote the sport to the youth in the community.”
The Parks Department touted the following benefits of having a disc golf course:
- Provides low impact and safe means of exercise for all age groups
- Low cost recreational activity
- Attracts players to local community
“We are excited to get this project started.” said Stephanie Jones, Director of Benton Parks and Recreation. “Not only will this be an ideal course for youth, it will be an excellent putting course for adults.”
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