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Free Disc Golf Offered at Milwaukee County Parks Next Week

Free disc golf will be offered at the five pay-to-play courses in the Milwaukee County Parks system from May 23–30 dawn to dusk.

“We invite everyone to pack up their discs and come out and play at any one of our ten Milwaukee County Parks disc golf courses.” Said Dargle, “It’s an activity for people of all ages and abilities to play while enjoying the outdoors, and it’s great exercise.”

Milwaukee County courses listed with the Professional Disc Golf Association are:

Brown Deer Park, 7625 N. Range Line Road
Dineen Park, 6600 W. Keefe Avenue
Dretzka Park, 12020 W. Bradley Road
Estabrook Park, 4400 N. Estabrook Drive
Root River Parkway at South 84th Street

Disc golf is played like traditional golf but uses a flying disc instead of a ball and clubs. Players strive to use the least number of throws to land their discs in the elevated disc baskets.

To introduce the community to this growing sport, vendors of the latest discs and disc-golf gear will be at the Parks Traveling Beer Garden, May 18 at Root River Parkway, at 92nd and College Avenue from 4:00 - 9:00 PM. Annual permits will also be for sale at the event so that patrons receive their permit tags right away.

Play at the courses is on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to bringing their own discs, players may bring their own snacks and beverages—but no glass bottles. Dogs are not allowed on the courses.

Practice courses, which do not require a permit, are available at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road; Doctors Park, 1870 E. Fox Lane; Kops Park, 3321 N. 86th St.; Wil-O-Way Grant, 207 Lake Drive; and Wil-O-Way Underwood, 10602 Underwood Creek Parkway.

Self-pay stations at the pay-to-play courses offer daily and annual permits. Annual permit tags are mailed.

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