Atlanta may soon get a new 18-hole disc golf course

Residents are set to vote tonight on a design for a new 18-hole disc golf course at DeKalb Memorial Park.

John Ritger, the designer, said the course is planned to use overgrown land at the park off Memorial Drive. It would be the second 18-hole course inside I-285, after the first in south Atlanta.

“Everybody’s pretty excited about it,” Ritger told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The meeting is at the park’s community meeting space, which is the only structure, at 7 p.m. The address is 290 Clifton St.

The DeKalb County park is situated on the edge of East Atlanta and the Parkview neighborhood. It’s the Parkview neighborhood whose residents are set to vote on whether to accept Ritger’s plans.

DeKalb County’s parks department is funding the project, which is expected to cost $25,000 to $30,000. Daniel Dart, who’s working on the proposal at the parks department, said the agency thought making good use of the overgrown land could bring more people into the park.

The county isn’t paying Ritger, and the course is expected to be maintained by volunteers.

Dart said the course could be open in summer.

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