The miniature golf course would be located at Civitan Golf Course

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FARMINGTON — Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host several public meetings to discuss building a miniature golf course.

If built, the course would feature designs based on local natural formations and culture. Taylor Clem, the city parks planner, said features like adobe trading posts could also serve an educational purpose.

"We have the ability to kind of showcase our history," he said.

The city has not yet identified a funding source to pay for the nearly $1.5 million project, however it does not plan on raising taxes or cutting existing services.

In addition to building the miniature golf course where the horseshoe pits are currently located, the city plans to renovate the Civitan Clubhouse and bring the parking lot up to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The horseshoe pits will be moved to another park, Clem said.  

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A feasibility study found that the miniature golf course could be revenue neutral or make a profit. The city is currently looking at charging $7 for adults and $5 for children. Clem said the study looked at miniature golf courses in similar communities.

The public can offer input at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Civitan Clubhouse, 2200 N. Dustin Ave.; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grill on the Hill at Pinon Hills Golf Course, 2101 Sunrise Parkway; 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., and from 5:30 to 7:30 June 22 during the Park Play Day event at Mossman Gladden Park, 2115 Camina Placer.

"We really want to look for new ideas from the community," Clem said.

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Through an online survey, the PRCA has already received input about making it easy to host group fundraisers at the course and possibly starting a miniature golf tournament.

Comments can also be submitted online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CivitanMiniGolf.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652.

 

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