North Boundary DGC

North Boundary Park is sponsored by Innova Discs

Course Overview:

Complex includes 18-hole championship course as well as 6-hole ADA accessible loop near Penn Power pavilion and holes 3/7 of championship course.

Very hilly and heavily wooded 

 

Targets:  Innova Discatcher Pro 28 

 

Par:  71

Course Records:

Men:

 

Gold Tees --  75 - Adam Woodward - 6/15/19 Grand Opening Day

 

Blue Tees -- 71 - Troy Wagner - 6/15/19 Grand Opening Day

 

White Tees -- 72 - Cameron Weber - 6/15/19 Grand Opening Day

 

Women:

 

Gold Tees -- 

 

Blue Tees -- 

 

White Tees -- 

 

Directions:

I-79 to exit 78 if heading north or exit 78-77 if heading south. Head east on PA-228 for 1.2 miles to a left onto Franklin Rd. Stay on Franklin for 2.8 miles to a left onto N Boundary Rd. Park will be on the right in .6 miles.

Turn into the park and stay left at the fork. Follow the road all the way around and park by the baseball field in the southernmost parking lot.

Course Promoters North Boundary Park:

Doug Cloutier

Email: dicloutier@gmail.com

Dan Horwat

Email: dansrsbiz@gmail.com

Jeremiah Libby

Email: jeremiahlibby@yahoo.com

 

Timeline for Development of North Boundary Disc Golf Complex and Nature Trail.

1994 – Keith Clark and J. Gary Dropcho attend public input session led by Cranberry Parks Director Andy Baechle and propose disc golf as one facility for a planned “super park” at North Boundary site in Cranberry Township.

1996 – Cranberry Township Builds North Boundary Park as the townships second major park.  The developed part of the park covers approximately 80 of the 160 acres of land in the park.

2011-12 – Doug Cloutier, Cranberry Township employee and avid disc golfer, conceives of a disc golf course at North Boundary Park and learns that disc golf is already on the radar of Cranberry Township. This would make use of the remaining part of the undeveloped land with North Boundary Park. 

May 2014 – Doug Cloutier, after joining the PFDS the previous year, approaches J Gary Dropcho about rejoining the process of getting a disc golf course built at North Boundary Park

August 2014 – Jeremiah Libby joins with J Gary and Doug to create a formal proposal of the project from the PFDS to Cranberry Township.

February 2015 – Proposal to Cranberry Township for disc golf course spearheaded by Doug Cloutier, Jeremiah Libby, and J. Gary Dropcho on behalf of (then) Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society.  Doug and Jeremiah draft v.1 of a par-72, 9,172 ft. routing plan for the course.

August 2015 – PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships.  Host hotel Cranberry Marriott.

November 2016 – J. Gary develops v.2 of the design with goal of par-72 at estimated 11,075’

December 2016 – Cranberry Township Community Chest board approves a disc golf course and nature trail at North Boundary Park for its 2018 Project of the Year.  CTCC board member Bruce Mazzoni leads the partnership with Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society, and contracts Grip It and Rip It Disc Golf to design a 24-hole complex that will be “the nation’s best disc golf course.”

July 2016 – The PFDS participates in Community Days in Cranberry Township.  Setting up a temporary 6 hole learn to play course.  This spurs local interest in the project as well as introduces disc golf to many residents. Jeremiah Libby, J Gary Dropcho, and Doug Cloutier head up the effort. 

February 2017 – Doug, J. Gary, Cranberry Township Parks Director Pete Geis, Public Works Director Jason Kratsas and Development Director Kathleen McCaig meet to discuss potential placement of nature trail, activities building and disc golf course as well as DCNR grant application.

March 2017 – Doug and J. Gary begin walking v.3 of the routing.  Doug maps out possible layout of trail and disc golf holes using GIS technology.

May 8, 2017 – Pittsburgh Flying Disc files as a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation and applies to the IRS for 501c3 status.

April 2017 – Cranberry Township Community Chest announces their 2018 Project of the Year – Nature Trail and Disc Golf Course at North Boundary Park and begins fundraising campaign to raise $265,000 for the project.

July 2017 – Pittsburgh Flying Disc again sets up 6-hole temporary course for Cranberry Community Days to demonstrate disc golf and talk about the North Boundary project.  Doug, J. Gary, and PFD Grassroots Director Lori Merriman lead the three–day effort with Keith Clark and many other members of the community participating.

October 2017 – Pittsburgh Flying Disc organizes a disc golf demonstration for Superhero Day at Haine Middle School with Doug Cloutier, Vince Mach, Cody Winget and J. Gary Dropcho.

 

November 2017 – Doug, J. Gary, Project Manager Lorin Meeder and Public Works Manager of Streets and Properties Bob Howland meet with Jim Feath and Ben Gilberti of HRG Engineering to plan phasing of construction, stake tee and green center locations and flag center line fairways of v.4 routing.  

 

November 2017 -- Doug and J. Gary work with Cranberry Township Public Works operators Tim Sipple and Larry, the Destroyer, Steeb who operate BrushHog and Excavators to clear center lines of front nine of championship course.

 

December 2017 -- Doug and J. Gary work with Cranberry Township Public Works operators Tim Sipple and Larry Steeb who operate BrushHog and Excavators to clear center lines of back nine of championship course.

 

December 2017 -- Meeting with Jim Feath and Ben Gilberti of HRG engineering firm, Lorin Meeder, and Doug Cloutier of Cranberry to adjust routing of ADA accessible 6-hole course. Doug completes GPS measurement of entire course.  J. Gary enters data into Hole Forecaster for all 3 layouts.  Tee and green center stakes adjusted based on projected scoring averages for 1000 (Elite), 950 (Advanced) and 900 (Intermediate) skill levels.

 

January 2018 – Doug, J. Gary, and Regis Stump flag additional trees and brush to be removed on fairways.

 

February 2018 -- Doug and J. Gary stake locations of Nature Trail.  Cranberry Twp. Public Works remove and chip trees and brush from fairways and grade a path for nature trail between holes 13/14/15.

 

April 4, 2018— Official Groundbreaking ceremony for 2018 POY Nature Trail and Disc Golf Course with Cranberry Township and Butler County Tourism officials.

 

April 2018 – Doug and J. Gary stake locations of A/B/C pin locations on championship course.

 

May 4, 2018 – Doug, J. Gary and Keith install first A-pin anchors on the championship course on Holes 3-6 and 14.  Anchors on holes 7-8, 12-13, 15-16 installed on May 7 with Regis Stump, Dan Wolfe, Dan Horwat, Jen Johnstone.

 

June 12, 2018 – First 8 baskets assembled and installed on championship course.

 

July 2018 -- Pittsburgh Flying Disc sets up 6-hole temporary course for Cranberry Community Days to demonstrate disc golf and talk about the North Boundary project.  Doug, J. Gary, and PFD Grassroots Director Lori Merriman lead the three–day effort with Keith Clark and many other members of the community participating.

 

July 2018 – At least one anchor installation on each hole completed.  Clearing and pruning continue with Regis Stump and Dan Horwat.

 

August 11, 2018 – More than 60 people from Pittsburgh Flying Disc community play a round on the 18 baskets to gather scoring data used to calibrate Front/Middle/Back tee locations.

 

September 2018 – Continued installation of B and C pin anchors, as well as pruning of fairways and greens.

 

October 2018 – Doug and J. Gary paint locations of 54 tee pads.

 

November 2018 – Contractor excavates, forms and pours 54 concrete tee pads with rough texture to course designers’ specifications.  Little’s Landscaping grades, seeds and backfills tee pads.

 

November 3, 2018 – 15 PFD community members, including North Allegheny High School National Honor Society lead by Zach Trdinich, clear trees and vines cut by Land Clearing Specialist on Hole 6.  Moe’s Southwest Grill provides lunch.

 

November 2018 – J. Gary designs and Regis and Doug build pylon for 17A basket with rocks procured by Lorin Meeder from a local quarry.

 

November 2018 – Two practice baskets installed.

 

December 9, 2018 – 25 PFD community members, including NANHS, roll logs and drag downed limbs and vines from Holes 7/8.  Cranberry Township provides lunch.

 

December 2018 – “Double Oval” rock wall design for 11C basket approved and work commences on base layer of front wall.  J. Gary, Doug, Regis, Brian Anna, KB, and Tom Sears dig in.

 

February 2019 – Double Oval feature of 11C pin completed with work by J. Gary, Doug, Regis, Brian Anna, Tom Sears, Pat Graziani, Steve Whitelock , Vinnie Maiorana and Keith Clark.

 

February 2019 – Cranberry Public Works grades and finishes nature trail.

 

March 2019 – J. Gary, Doug, Regis and Dan Horwat build cylindrical rock pillar for Hole 13C.

 

April 7, 2019 – Zach Trdinich and NA National Honor Society clear cut trees on holes 8 and 18.

 

April 2019 – Cranberry Township Communication Specialist Cindy Marzock designs graphics for Championship and Learn to Play course tee signs and directional signs.

Doug and Keith install baskets on Learn to Play course.

 

May 2019 -- Lorin Meeder and Doug Cloutier install Championship course signage.

J. Gary and Doug rehabilitate split rail fence on Hole 9.

 

May 21, 2019 – Moose’s Tree Service prunes high limbs and removes additional trees on Hole 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17.

 

May 26, 2019 – Paul Harkins, Brian Anna, Cameron Webber, Evan Rood, Doug Cloutier, Keith Clark, J. Gary Dropcho clear newly cut logs and limbs.

 

May 28-31, 2019 – Tim and Larry reprise their roles as brushcutter operators to mow the high growth on both courses.

 

June 5-6, 2019 – Doug Cloutier and J. Gary Dropcho install 6 turf tee pads on Learn to Play disc golf course Holes A-F.

 

June 10-14 – Prodigal Course Promoter Jeremiah Libby goes weed whacking crazy on holes 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 18 to prepare course for grand opening.

 

June 15, 2019 -- North Boundary Disc Golf Complex officially opened with ribbon cutting ceremony.  Cranberry Township, Cranberry Township Community Chest, and Pittsburgh Flying Disc officials speak on behalf of all the sponsors and volunteers who made the project possible.  Fun Fore All provides a cake for the celebration. 60 disc golfers play the Championship and Learn to Play courses.   More than 125 PFD volunteers provide over 2000 hours of work to the project to date.

 

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