2018-08-02 / News

Disc golf course open


Supporters of Riverside Drive Disc Golf Course gathered at Rotary Park in Biddeford on July 23 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate its opening. From left, Tricia Duchesneau of Bangor Savings Bank, Amanda Lutz and Eric Doyon of Saco Biddeford Savings Institution, Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant, Roy Wermenchuk, Brad Gagnon, Curt Carlson of PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Zachary Boston, Emily Boston, Dennis Boston and Patricia Boston. (Courtesy photos) Supporters of Riverside Drive Disc Golf Course gathered at Rotary Park in Biddeford on July 23 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate its opening. From left, Tricia Duchesneau of Bangor Savings Bank, Amanda Lutz and Eric Doyon of Saco Biddeford Savings Institution, Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant, Roy Wermenchuk, Brad Gagnon, Curt Carlson of PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Zachary Boston, Emily Boston, Dennis Boston and Patricia Boston. (Courtesy photos) Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant presided at a ribbon cutting at Riverside Drive, a public disc golf course at Rotary Park in Biddeford, on Monday, July 23. The course was a project led by Zachary Boston and Brad Gagnon, disc golf enthusiasts, who formed the Riverside Drive Collective. The two presented the concept to the Biddeford Recreation Commission last year and received approval to move forward. Under the guidance of Recreation Director Carl Walsh, it proceeded with fundraising and construction of the nine-hole course.


Right, Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant tries his hand at disc golfing during a ribbon cutting celebration for Riverside Drive Disc Golf Course. Right, Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant tries his hand at disc golfing during a ribbon cutting celebration for Riverside Drive Disc Golf Course. Casavant said he was “really impressed” with the initiative displayed by the Riverside Drive Collective and the way in which they saw the project through from beginning to end. Walsh added that the disc golf course brings a “great amenity” to the community. Boston said that it was his wish to leave a mark on the city and that he hoped the project inspires others to do the same. Gagnon offered sincere thanks for the business support RDC received, without which the disc golf course could not have become a reality.

Major contributors included hole sponsors PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Bangor Savings Bank, Oak Point Associates, Northeast Credit Union, Dennis and Patricia Boston and Zachary and Emily Boston. Other businesses that provided support include Portland Pie, Rousseau Insurance Agency and Taylor Rental.

The course is available for play during regular Rotary Park hours. Use of the course is free but players must provide their own discs.

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