Disc golf set for Raystown
From Mirror reports
HUNTINGDON — It was recently announced that Raystown Lake has been selected to receive $25,000 in funding on behalf of USACE Headquarters’ Handshake Partnership Program to implement a disc golf course, with construction scheduled to begin in fall 2021.
USACE started the Handshake Partnership Program in 2004 to enhance USACE natural resources and recreation projects for future generations. Raystown Lake has been selected as a recipient of this award nine times, contributing most recently to the creation of the Mountain Biking Skills Park and improvements to the Terrace Mountain Trail — both providing prime outdoor recreational opportunities.
“This course will hopefully attract disc golfers to Raystown Lake while also providing a new recreational activity to our existing visitors,” said Allen Gwinn, supervisory park ranger at Raystown Lake. “Disc golf is inexpensive, easy to learn and can be played individually or in large groups — making it an excellent supplement to our vibrant recreation program, especially for Seven Points campers. The disc golf course location.”
USACE’s partnership program aims to encourage local organizations and stakeholders to form new relationships or improve existing partnerships with USACE on natural resources and recreation projects.
USACE sought new and current partners to assist and provide expertise in this new disc golf course’s design, construction and promotion phases. Existing partners are the Friends of Raystown Lake and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau; new partners are the Standing Stone Disc Golf Club, a national disc golf organization, and Let’s Go Throw, a disc golf company in Huntingdon County.