October 30, 2021
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR) has updated the Howard Park 9-hole disc golf course in northern Lee’s Summit, located at 3498 NE Independence. The course has alternative pin locations for each hole and tee boxes have been installed on all holes. Two benches, trash cans, and creek crossings have been added along the course as well.
“The disc golf course is located in the wooded area of the park and provides a ‘challenging’ 9-hole experience for players,” Joe Snook, LSPR Administrator, said. “I am confident Howard Park will be a ‘must play’ location for area disc golfers.”
Howard Park received a renovation in the summer of 2020, and with it came the disc golf course. The new additions to the disc golf course have been completed and are open for free play to all patrons of the park. The course is 2,361 feet in length and the average per hole is over 290 feet each.
“Seeing the course come to fruition and opening the land to be enjoyed is pretty exciting,” Duane Steiner, a Lee’s Summit resident and professional disc golf player, said. “I have played the course and enjoyed the updates like the tee pads and the multiple pin placements; I found numbers 7 and 8 in the longest placements a good challenge.”
For more information on Howard Park, and Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, please visit LSParks.net.