Ground work for disc golf course begins
The work on creating a disc golf course on the unused land at the Victory Lake Golf Course is coming along with a grant application written. In a partnership with Arkansas State University, the city secured Miles Guggemos, a student in the Master of Public Administration Program at Arkansas State University, to write a grant application for the project as a grade in his summer course. He has submitted his Grant Writing Administration Final, which is an application to be used to garner funds for the project. Mayor Ahrent, Stewart Runsick and Pam Lowe were sent the application and discussed with Guggemos’ instructor, Mary Margaret Jackson the details of the application last Friday. The estimated cost submitted by Matt Loyd of Dynamic Discs NWA for the disc golf course was approximately $12,000. Stewart Runsick, the project administrator will take the application and apply for a grant for city. Funding will need to be secured for the design of the course, which will cost approximately $5,000. If the grant is secured for the course quickly, Loyd said the project could be completed by Spring 2020.
Recently, Loyd made a trip to Corning to look at the land the city is considering for the disc golf course. Loyd said, “I’m super excited. When I first saw the picture on Google Maps I could tell it was going to be a pretty good area for a disc golf course, but when I got there and actually saw the land in person; I realized just how much land there is there and the potential for a really nice disc golf course to go in the city of Corning. I’m super excited for the possibility of one of the best disc golf courses in the state.”
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