Disc golfers will soon have a new option in Anchorage.

Teens working with the Anchorage Park Foundation’s Youth Employment in Parks program have spent several weeks this summer carving out a new course in Mountain View.

Members from the Alaska Disc Golf Association recognized a need for a course on that side of town and have been designing the playing area in Davis Park for about three years.

“There’s been such an increase in Kincaid over the past few years and there’s a lot of wear and tear on Kincaid. By getting a course here it takes pressure off Kincaid but it a great community activity,” said Adam Klein, the president of the Alaska Disc Golf Association.

Constructing the course from scratch isn’t easy. About 24 teens were building tee boxes and hauling material for the trails this past week.

“We have to take large wheelbarrows full of gravel that are close to 200 pounds all the way from the gravel pile to here through a very rooty trail,” said crew leader Holley Hoback. “It’s a lot of work but we’re getting it done.”

There will be nine holes tucked into the woods behind the football fields. Each has two tees, one for beginners and another for experienced players.

The disc golf course is part of the 20-year master plan for Davis Park.

Mountain View Community Council Vice President Tasha Hotch said it was a feature people in the neighborhood wanted to see.

“One of the things we were looking at when we were deciding which assets to move forward with was what might help draw people from other parts of the community and give it a different face,” Hotch said.

Hoback hopes to see families take advantage of the new play area in their neighborhood.

“I think this will give kids a new activity to do that gives them a source of community and brings people together,” she said.

Crews will likely have the course done in the next few weeks

Klein said it should be open for play by the end of August.

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