The Weber Group tabbed to design mini-golf courses
DECATUR-- The Park District is sticking with what they know as they move forward into the design stage of the mini golf course.
The Board accepted a proposal from The Weber Group to be the main design team behind the two state of the art mini golf courses to be built on Rt. 36 as part of Overlook Adventure Park.
Board President Chris Riley said it wasn’t an easy decision, but previous work with The Weber Group was a factor…
“We have been working with them for a year and a half on the master plan. They understand what we are trying to do, they know Decatur and know what we are about.”
Board Commissioner Don Luy seconded the decision to go with The Weber Group; although his reasoning was behind the design plans.
“I like the fact that the Weber course focuses on telling a story; families can go up and play together while experiencing Decatur’s past, present, and future.”
The courses are just beginning to enter the design phase, so there aren’t any concrete plans quite yet but Greg Weykamp, head of the lakefront development project, says the plans intend to incorporate iconic images from around the city such as machinery from Caterpillar and the transfer house in central park.
Weykamp said they hope to get to work on the designs today in order to be able to open the courses by mid to late summer of 2013.