Chester's disc golf to open soon

In the center is Jarrett James. In back, from left are Mayor Tom Page, James’ grandfather Richard Florreich, Chester Recreation Director Patti Carter, Alderman Ray Allison, Rozier’s general manager Bob Welker, Alderman J.D. Maes, Memorial Hospital marketing director Mariah Bargman, Tanya Cowan of the Chester Rotary, parks and recreation committeeman John Reith, Cynthia Lawder of the Chester Beautification and Tourism Commission and City Clerk Bethany Berner.
Travis Lott
One of Chester’s most historic parks will soon get a big upgrade, much in part to the efforts of a young resident.
Last year, Jarrett James, then a senior at Chester High School, visited the Chester Parks and Recreation Committee meeting to present his vision for a disc golf course at Cole Memorial Park.
Impressed with his presentation, committee members got to work securing funding and materials for the park.
James walked the park several times, designing the layout for what would become the course.
While the course is not yet complete, the remaining baskets are scheduled to be hung prior to April 1, if weather allows. The course was built by city employees.
 
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