TORRINGTON – On Monday afternoon, members of the community were hard at work on the improvements at the Pioneer Park disc golf course.
Upgrades to the public course include new baskets, signs and tee pads. The city of Torrington has purchased the needed materials for the project through a recreation grant and members of the community led by Paul Braddy have worked to implement the new improvements at the park.
After the old baskets were taken out by city workers, “sleeves” were put in and solidified by concrete as the base for the new baskets from Dynamic Discs.
Braddy, along with Josh Jackson and Nehemiah Steinbrecher, spent the afternoon pulling out the old wooden posts which served as the hole signs and replaced them with new steel signposts specially made for the course. Signs from Dynamic Discs will be on each post with the hole number, distance and a graphic which shows the line to the basket.
Along with the new baskets and signs, the city will be pouring 4-by-12 concrete tee pads to further improve the course. Other signs will also be placed by the playgrounds to warn parkgoers of flying discs in the area.
Other improvements to the park include concrete corn hole boards and new basketball hoops.
The new disc golf baskets are expected to be in place by the end of the week while the concrete pads are expected to be poured by the end of the summer.