The second in our double duty weekend is Strangecreek Camp Out in Greenfield, MA. Here are a few pics of the... http://t.co/CsIUWYK3um
- Friday May 22 - 8:00pm
We are in two places at once this weekend. Rooster Walk is the first, down in Virginia. Here is a look at the... http://t.co/Sv0iiBCW5G
- Friday May 22 - 3:00pm
We spent the later part of the day yesterday in Martinsville, VA for a quick walk through before sunset. Rooster... http://t.co/LisWOCjMUf
- Thursday May 21 - 3:03pm
Initial site visits focus on parcel boundaries, roads/trails/parking, on-site buildings and water features such... http://t.co/ciZZwaAVHN
- Wednesday May 20 - 8:15pm
Today we're on an initial site visit at a 200-acre park in Maryland! This relic barn is located next to the... http://t.co/qW8lhcOnfP
- Wednesday May 20 - 8:00pm
Service: Design and Site Planning
Location: City of Peabody
City: Peabody, MA
The Big Idea for the design of the City of Peabody’s 9-hole disc golf course is to connect users to the large rock outcroppings and specimen trees on site, while taking advantage of the significant topography without conflicting with existing uses. While disc golf is the only programmatic element on the site, the vast majority of the parcel will be a detention basin circulated by lighted pathways that connect to the surrounding residential housing units and downtown district.
Explore Disc Golf is responsible for the disc golf course design and installation, yet our firm is working with the City of Peabody’s engineers and outside contractors to compliment the detention basin that will take up more than half the site. While the 14 acre site has numerous rock outcroppings and a wide variety of beautiful vegetation — like serpentine locust trees, magnolias, flowering crabapples and redbuds — the parcel was chosen to be home to a detention basin that will help mitigate the city’s current flooding issues.
With the detention basin taking up the vast majority of the site, the parcel has been relegated to slivers of land that run along riparian corridors and steep slopes. One of the stipulations of the project was that a “recreational element” must be included in the installation, and while the site is unfit for basketball courts, soccer fields and many other traditional activities that would require severe site clearing, disc golf fit in perfectly!
As per the direction of the City of Peabody, the course will be a technical, beginner-friendly design that will cater to the largest demographic of users — newcomers to the sport and recreational level players — while still appealing to advanced players by providing a variety of required shots.
Both the course and detention basin were finished in December. The course will be officially open to the public this spring!