KAPA announces deal with Chester County Disc Golf for Anson Nixon Park

The Kennett Area Park Authority (KAPA) announced Tuesday that Chester County Disc Golf (CCDG) will assume responsibility in collaboration with KAPA and its staff to maintain and promote events for the disc golf course located in Anson B. Nixon Park. CCDG club is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in the state, with a mission to help grow the sport of disc golf through community outreach, course development, fundraising, membership in the club, and more.

According to UDisc.com, disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the US today – right up there with pickleball. In 2023, the US became the first country to surpass 10,000 courses. Worldwide there are more than 15,000 courses which is roughly double the number of courses that existed in 2017.

Locally, the disc golf course in Anson B. Nixon Park is highly rated and was considered to be one of the best courses in the area. Extreme storms and the emerald ash boring beetle have taken a toll on course conditions. KAPA’s board member Eric Gaver, who focuses on athletic facilities in the Park has this to say about the new agreement with CCDG. “We’ve expanded our vision for disc golf in Anson Nixon Park to grow the sport in our diverse community, promote broader collaboration with other local clubs and to elevate course conditions for competitive events. The entire board and staff of KAPA believe that Chester County Disc Golf is a terrific match to help us achieve those objectives.”

Dan Wilson, President of the board for CCDG shares Eric’s enthusiasm. “We’re excited to work together with KAPA improving the course for public benefit, promoting special events in Anson B. Nixon Park, and providing a more inclusive venue for all disc golf enthusiasts, both novices and experienced golfers.”

For more information about disc golf in Anson B. Nixon Park, and to learn how you can become involved as a volunteer to support operations in the park, please visit the KAPA’s website.

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