By Sarah Richardson
The Ronceverte Parks and Recreation committee met earlier this week to announce a progress report and projected completion times for two major projects coming to Ronceverte Island Park: the mini-golf course and a disc golf range.
Dan Withrow said that the mini golf course “is funded, not quite 100 percent but very close, and it certainly will be by the time the construction is to start.”
He said they are currently waiting on the design team from Greenbrier East High School to complete the design work for the project, which saves a projected $25,000 in design expenses. Withrow compared this group of students on the project to the students that designed the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center in Fairlea. “We are fortunate, we are blessed, to have the group that we’ve got at Greenbrier East working on this. We are super excited, and hopefully in the next meeting or two we will have a display or a design of the mini golf course that we can share with you.”
He also reports that the disc golf course proposal is now together, it’s going to start out being a 12-hole course with a total cost of the project coming in at roughly $8,577.78. The goal is to have the course completed in just a few weeks after the start of the project, which will hopefully be on or near Memorial Day.
“We are really shooting to have it done by Memorial Day, but everyone knows how construction goes, but with this being a local project we think it can move pretty quickly,” said Withrow.
In other news, several attendees approached the Committee with words of support for the American Music Hall. The Committee responded that they are not directly involved with the AHMH despite it being located in Island Park, and the correct body to refer to is the Ronceverte City Council. “We are just an advisory committee,” said Withrow.
Also, a representative with the Ronceverte Baptist Church announced that they are planning to hold an Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday before Easter, Mar. 30, with a time to be determined. This event brought over 500 people in attendance last year. More details will be released as they are finalized.