Eastpointe recently added a disc golf course at Spindler Park, 19400 Stephens Road.

Eastpointe recently added a disc golf course at Spindler Park, 19400 Stephens Road.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Eastpointe looking for Parks Commission applicants

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 13, 2018

 Disc golf holes are placed within Spindler Park for residents to play. Eastpointe is also accepting applications to fill its re-established Parks Commission.

Disc golf holes are placed within Spindler Park for residents to play. Eastpointe is also accepting applications to fill its re-established Parks Commission.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe is looking for residents to be part of the newly re-established Parks Commission, according to a press release from the city July 9. 

The commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council to help make recommendations relative to park programs, projects and facilities, the city said. Once formed, meeting times and days will be determined. 

Applications can be found on the city’s website, www.cityofeastpointe.net, by clicking on the “Forms and Documents” link. 

Eastpointe Building Official and Director of Community and Economic Development Mary Van Haaren stated to C & G Newspapers in an email July 12 how the commission will help. 

“For the most part we believe the parks are in pretty good shape and offer wonderful amenities to the community. We’re hoping the Parks Commission will identify those areas where we might expand certain services and improve what’s existing,” stated Van Haaren. 

There are nine parks in Eastpointe. 

“There have been some improvements. We’ve recently renovated the Patriot Building in Spindler Park, repaved the parking lot and added the walking trail,” Van Haaren stated.  

The Parks Commission will interpret the needs and desires of the community. Currently, Memorial Field needs help with the renovation of the concession stand and bathrooms, Van Haaren said. 

There is no deadline to apply for the Parks Commission. As soon as the city receives seven qualified candidates to appoint, the city will begin having meetings. 

“We retain applications so we can replace commissioners if necessary. The commissioners do not receive compensation to serve on the Parks Commission,” stated Van Haaren.  

Recently, a disc golf course was added at Spindler Park, 19400 Stephens Road. 

Brendan Livingston, Bob Barker, Justin Nellis and Phill Delone are the creators behind the course at Spindler. 

The course, which is similar to golf, has targets or baskets set up that players try to complete by throwing the discs into them. Players try to complete the course with the fewest throws.   

Livingston said he and the other men wanted to bring an intermediate disc golf course to the area. 

“We know this area really needed it. There was one at Belle Isle Park, but it closed down two years ago. It’s really good for us to have this course in the community,” said Livingston. “We love the game. We’re just trying to share it with everyone else.”

For the Parks Commission applications, interested people have to be residents of Eastpointe. Livingston is unable to apply because he doesn’t live in Eastpointe. However, he said he believes that one of the men behind the disc golf course will. 

For more information on the Parks Commission, visit www.cityofeastpointe.net, and for more information on the disc golf course at Spindler Park, visit www.discgolfscene.com/courses/Spindler_Park or the “Spindler Park Disc Golf Course” Facebook page.

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