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I believe that McLaren Park’s precious natural heritage should be preserved,
and, therefore, a disc golf course should NOT be constructed.
I am deeply
troubled that in 2005 the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission, without
properly notifying the surrounding neighborhoods and stakeholders, approved the
McLaren course. This well-loved park is used by many people who enjoy
diverse activities such as hiking, bird watching, school field trips, artistic
endeavors, wild life observation, off-leash dog play, and meditative strolling.
Building a sports course in the heart of one of San Francisco’s last surviving
wilderness parks is the equivalent of erecting a bowling alley in a cathedral
sanctuary. The bowlers are largely unaffected, but the parishioner’s
serenity is shattered.
There are presently nine Bay Area disc
courses, one located in Golden Gate Park. Many city park departments
choose not to allow a course because of documented environmental damage
inflicted by 50 mph discs and heavy off-path foot traffic. People, pets
and wildlife can also be injured. I do not want the same fate for McLaren
Please be wise! Preserving McLaren Park’s wilderness is a priceless gift to
existing and future generations.
I hereby assert the following: