Huckleberry Park will be one of the sites of an annual disc golf tournament, in spite of construction in the park.
The Don Crane Memorial Huck Finn Open disc golf tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 2. The tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Don Crane Disc Golf Course in Hannibal’s Huckleberry Park. Registration will be at 8 a.m. The second round will be played at Flower City Park in Palmyra. Use of temporary tee and basket locations will be utilized due to construction to the Huckleberry Park Pond.
The tournament is sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Excitement Disc Golf, Palmyra Parks & Recreation and General Mills. Registration is available at www.discgolfscene.com
Don Crane, who designed the disc golf course at Huckleberry Park, died in 2016. Crane voluntarily organized, facilitated and implemented disc golf tournaments at the Hannibal disc golf course. The disc golf course at Huckleberry Park opened in 2006. The course was expanded last year.
The renovation of the pond began in September and should be finished by the end of the year. The pond is being reconstructed and enlarged with a clay liner to eliminate leaking. Some of the material excavated from the pond will be used to fill in ravines in the park. The disc golf course will have a different layout after the dirt settles and land is graded.
The total cost of the project is just over $330,000 with more than $184,000 covered by a state grant. The pond will include a handicap-accessible dock and sidewalk to the dock.
More information about the tournament is available from John Shaw 319-470-6938 or Aron Lee at 573-221-0154.