The Golden Gate Park disc golf
course at Marx Meadow shows
serious environmental damage
On March 31, 2007, the San Francisco Disc Golf
club - with the
blessing of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks
Department - opened the Golden Gate Park Disc Golf course. The club promised to shepherd
their patch of land in the beloved park.
On this page are seven before and after pictures
of the Golden Gate disc golf course showing how the area has
changed after three years of heavy use.
Even granting the club's efforts at "maintaining" the Golden Gate Park course, the evidence of three
years' environmental degradation is clear.
Pictures say more than words.
Judge for your self.
Traffic along the paths has removed pre-existing groundcover, leaving bare ground.
-- from 2005 Arborists Report
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Over time... the course will create a more open, less
densely vegetated space. Young trees and shrubs will be absent from the "fairways".
--2005 Arborist's Report