Sunday, September 1, 2013

Curtis Corner Playfields in South Kingstown

I got a message from Jimmy Blakeney who was an active member of the Devens DG community when he lived in Lowell.  Jimmy and his family moved to Rhode Island about 2 years ago and he is now trying to get a course created down there and has reached out to us for help.  I know we are asking for a lot of help locally as well but if you can afford the time or $$ please consider helping out!

Here is his message:


We are currently accepting donations in any amount as well as hole sponsorships, both of which are tax-deductible.  Checks can be made payable to "Friends of South Kingstown Parks & Recreation" (or "Friends of SKPR" for short), and please add "Disc Golf Course Development" in the note line on the check.

We currently have 6 of the initial 10 holes for Phase 1 of the project (installation set for October if we have the funds!!), so could really use a few more additional hole sponsors!  If you know of anyone or any group, league, course, etc. who may be interested in helping out it will really make a difference!  And of course Phase 2 is set for installation this winter/spring 2014 as the funding becomes available (9 additional holes), so we'll certainly need to reach out to as many folks as possible.

Checks can be mailed to:
Jimmy Blakeney
77 Kenyon Ave.
Wakefield, RI 02879

301 Curtis Corner Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879 (Curtis Corner All Purpose Field)  Drive past tennis courts on your right and park in the next parking lot on the right.

We currently have TWO official work-days planned:

SEPTEMBER 21st (Saturday) - starting at 9am, we will clear the Phase 1 front nine of deadwood & debris and mark large rocks so that the SK Rec Dept crew can come in and bushhog the entire area and then spray with Round-Up to kill back any remaining vegetation & poison ivy.  We will also be moving deadfall wood to the edges where the SK Rec Dept crew will use a chipper and shoot the chips back into the playing area.  Please bring with you gloves, long pants, long sleeve shirts, bug spray and protective eyewear if you have it.  We also need several chainsaws, branch cutters, tree pruner, etc.

SEPTEMBER 28TH (Saturday) - starting at 9am,  This will be the follow-up to the mid-week heavy equipment mowing by SK Rec Dept.  We will use hand tools, chainsaws, tree pruner, etc to clear the areas they are unable to reach (around large rocks/trees, etc. Time permitting we will also begin to mark the tee pad/basket areas.

Hope to see you September 21st, the more help we have the better, thanks in advance!!