Frisbee Golf - Milwaukee Park
Posted by Brandon J. (+26) 6 years ago
Milestown Community Improvement, Inc. (MCII) has received the green light from the City to install a frisbee golf course in Milwaukee Park. Our group along with Miles City Kiwanis, Keep Miles City Beautiful and some good folks from Pine Hills teamed up to clean up the park these past few months and the area is looking great!

We are currently fundraising to buy the necessary equipment and will hopefully have the course installed before winter sets in.

If anyone is interested in donating, please find us on facebook (www.facebook.com/MilestownCommunityImprovementInc.) ... we should have a PayPal account set up shortly.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10182) 6 years ago
I really hope this takes off. That poor old piece of land has been fixed up and vandalized several times. It isn't technically part of the city park system, so someone else has to maintain it. Groups have cleaned it up, then lost interest and back to the weed pile it goes.
I think it would be great if it was taken care of.
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Posted by Steven Dey (+397) 6 years ago
I love folf! It is sooo much fun! I could play it for hours on end!!! If there is anything I could do to help let me know!!!!
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+52) 6 years ago
I haven't been to Miles City in several years, and am wondering where Milwaukee Park is located. I don't recall it being ariound when I grew up there. Can someone tell me where it is? Also, I can't find anything about the Milwaukee Coal Dock fire, or the wreck at Ingomar,in the Milwaukee Road archives. Can anyone help me out with this information? I would be most greatful......
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Posted by Steven Dey (+397) 6 years ago
I believe it's at Spotted Eagle! On the right side! But I am not one hundred percent sure!
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Posted by HUBBZ (+92) 6 years ago
Milwaukee Park is located right off of Lincoln rd, north of the tracks. Take a right on Lincoln at the 4 way stop on Montana heading to Bender Park. You go by a few houses and its on the right. Huge field right next to tracks, can't miss it.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10182) 6 years ago
Milwaukee Park is part of the old Milwaukee yards, hence the name. North side before you get to Bender. It isn't an official city park, which is part of the maintenance issue.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+755) 6 years ago
How much would it cost to plant grass to make it more like a park and less like a field?
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Posted by Bridgier (+8352) 6 years ago
Is there any form of automated irrigation applied to the park? If not, then I wouldn't bother with grass...
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Posted by Brandon J. (+26) 6 years ago
HUBBZ is correct on the location.
Cost of planting grass unknown.
There is City water at the site -- one of the earlier improvements to the park was the addition of a visual/sound barrier of tree rows planted along the south side of the park that was all hooked up to a drip irrigation system. This system has since been abandoned (much like the park).
Amorette - official city park, maybe not ... yet. Hopefully (optimist here) in time, the City deems this a worthy location to maintain on a regular basis -- this past summer they did help out by picking up and discarding the remnants left over from the multiple cleanup efforts. Also, they were willing to hear us out and work with us on this project ... so maybe, just maybe
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Posted by Brandon J. (+26) 6 years ago
Also -- we have a PayPal set up for online donations if anyone feels like they want to monetarily support this project:

https://fundrazr.com/camp...re__621Sp4

^^^ not sure if this will get me in trouble on mc.org or not ^^^^

PayPal and FundRazr take a nominal cut of all the donations (~8%) so if anyone wants to write a check, our organization is called Milestown Community Improvements, Inc. (MCII or MCI2 for short) and they can be mailed to 909 Main Street. ATTN: Brandon.

[This message has been edited by Brandon J. (10/2/2013)]
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Posted by Bill Tramp (+321) 6 years ago
The site was dedicated as a new park by Mayor Kurkowski then later lost park status along with other small parks due to park budget cuts. This was a major letdown for the students and adult volunteers who designed the park, planted over 1000 trees/ shrubs, laid weed barrier/wood chips, set boundary posts, purchased and erected the largest swingset in town, put in benches and a picnic table etc. Many local individuals and businesses donated funds to get the park started. The "deal" the council made when the park was rejected was to maintain the trees and irrigation system. Unfortunately parks and rec. personnel have been unable to keep up maintenance due to lack of adequate staffing. Many trees/shrubs died and Siberian Elms have taken over in areas. Over the years school students and other volunteers have worked on cleanup and pruning projects so there are many nice trees and shrubs that have been able to survive without irrigation. There's a two inch water line and valve system that probably could modified for some sprinkler irrigation. Bing Cherry installed the system. The dripper system can also be fixed so new trees/ shrubs can be planted to fill in the empty spots along the barrier.
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Posted by Brandon J. (+26) 6 years ago
That is really awesome, yet really saddening.
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+52) 6 years ago
Thank you for the info about the location of Milwaukee Park. I found it right away on my map site......could have walked to it in five minutes from our house on Knight St.! What a nice spot for a neighborhood park....great place for neighborhood whiffle ball games, frisbee or a pick-up game of baseball, or football...whatever.....get to work folks, you have nice little treasure there......!
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Posted by Leann (+179) 6 years ago
This area when my mom was used for ice skating. The swing set is still there but the swings have been cut leaving only the chains dangling. The other sad thing about this area is when Railcar opens there paint both. It stinks. Also when they open the sand both it looks like there's a fire.
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Posted by Brandon J. (+26) 6 years ago
We will start installing the course next Saturday (Oct 19).

We are still ~$1800 short of our fundraising goal for this project ... here is our FundRazr site for anyone who would like to contribute: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/4c4Ge

We will have (10) frisbee golf discs to give away via our organization's facebook page, so give us a "like" if you want in on some of that action: http://www.facebook.com/M...ovementInc.
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