Silver Lake Excalibur Disc Golf Course May Expand

The Everett City Council had a first reading of a special improvement project called the “Thornton A. Sullivan Park Disc Golf Course Improvement Project.”

If approved, the project would provide an estimated $150,000 in funding for the design, permitting and construction
costs for the Thornton A. Sullivan Parks Disc Golf Course improvements (also known as Silver Lake Excalibur Disc Golf Course).

The course was designed in 2010, much through volunteer work from the Disc Golf community. During Covid times, the course saw a nearly 400 percent increase in use.

Compared to other disc golf courses in the area, the Excalibur course has far more walkways, causing unnecessary congestion with people walking the paths who don’t realize it is a course. This puts them in danger and causes disc golfers to wait long periods of time to continue their game. It is also a smaller course that would benefit from expansion.

Proposed Improvements: 

  1. Improvement to the existing nine-hole course. Improvements to course play include replacing tee-boxes and baskets, improved wayfinding, awareness (particularly for other park and trail users through the park) and rules signage. These improvements will promote a better experience for all park users and enhance the disc golf course experience, and safety, for players.
  2. The first expansion of the course since its inception. Parks will introduce new disc golf within the underutilized seven-acre portion of T.A. Sullivan park to the west of Silver Lake Drive. Activating this area of the park and expanding disc golf opportunities have been long-held Park’s Department and community goals.

What’s next:

The council will have a second reading on 4/17, then a vote on 4/24. The source of funds for the project is Fund 354, Program 096 (CIP-3).

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