To the Passaic County Freeholders
for announcing on December 12th 2017 that the Disc Golf project at Rifle Camp Park will NOT move forward!
A special Thank You! from all of us to our friends and supporters, who saw this campaign to a successful conclusion!
Rifle Camp Park disc course is ‘a dead issue,’ Passaic County says
Statement by Ann Schnakenberg,
Executive Director of the Save Rifle Camp Park Coalition
“The events unfolding in connection to Rifle Camp Park, our local Passaic County Park here in New Jersey, are indicative of a state and national dilemma. Our story brings the current assault by government upon our state and national parks such as New Jersey’s Liberty State Park and Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument home to an even more local county level. Public access to and protection of natural open space is currently under siege across all fronts. Steps need to be taken by elected officials to address these situations before it’s too late.”
Over 650 Trees Marked with Yellow Paint at Rifle Camp Park
See our report on this incident:
Last week many small trees were found marked with yellow paint in the areas of proposed disc golf fairways. The marks are low to the ground and not visible from the trails. It now appears that over 650 young trees have been marked in this manner. A number of small trees have been pushed down as directional markers between holes. The Park Director was notified about the markings last week.
Passaic County backs away from disc golf course at Rifle Camp Park
NorthJersey.com, by Richard Cowen, Oct. 11, 2017
*** NEW LOCATION FOUND for Disc Golf Course! ***
Preakness Valley Golf Course, owned by Passaic County-
377 acres dedicated to Sports!
We are pleased to announce that we have found a new location for the proposed Disc Golf Course for Passaic County! Preakness Valley Golf Course, 209 Totowa Rd, Wayne, NJ, is the largest park in Passaic County’s park system in lower Passaic County. A recommendation by the disc golf community is that border areas of operating golf courses could be used for new disc golf installations- And Passaic County has TWO golf courses on this property!
Installation of the new disc golf course could be immediate, and would have real benefits for disc golfers-
See our reasons why this is the right location!
See “Theodore Wirth Disc Golf Course” video,
showing disc golf played on a traditional golf course in perfect harmony.
See a video of the new Preakness Valley Golf Course upgrades,
ready to receive disc golfers:
See news coverage of our press conference
northjersey.com: Disc golf opponents want course moved to Wayne.
Consider attending the next Passaic County Freeholders meeting
and let them know that the future of Rifle Camp Park
is important to you!
Thursday, December 28th 2017 – at 10AM in the morning!
Freeholder’s 2nd Floor Offices
401 Grand Street, Paterson NJ
Check the Freeholder Website for updates
(Or the Passaic County Civic Alerts page.)
The Passaic County Swearing In Ceremony:
5:45 PM Thursday, January 4th at PCTI
45 Reinhardt Rd Wayne, NJ 07470
(2018 Meetings not currently listed)
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