Historical Tourist Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa
About the People
Tourist Park Disc Golf Course was a wonderful find on the DiscGolfDyes.com Tour! Special thanks go out to Mark & Diane Ravn, Jacob Porter, Luke Bartlett, Jason Turner, Sev and many more who supported the tour by ordering custom disc golf dyes! You are greatly appreciated! 🙂
About the Park
Acquired in 1922, this area originally held tourist cabins and included animals as attractions. At one time animals were in Island Park as well. The park is set in a mature grove of floodplain trees and dense under story vegetation lines the west bank of Snag Creek. The levee between the Center Street Bridge and the dam separates the Park from the riverfront, but provides access to a commanding view of the dam, Cedar River and downtown Cedar Falls. The course has a trail leading away from basket #1 that will take you to a very cool beach area at a bend in the river just below the dam. Excellent fishing and a great way to cool off on a hot day!
About the Course
Frisbee representatives came to Cedar Falls in November to help lay out the course.It opened July 14, 1978, according to Courier records. It was the first disc golf course in Iowa. Locals tell me that the Tourist Park course was the third ever built and was designed by Ed Headrick, father of disc golf!