Glenway Guests and the Community,
We need your help. As we move into winter and enjoy the fun of snow-related activities, we look for your assistance in helping share our important message with the public. The progress at the improved Glenway Golf Park is on schedule and shaping up for a great community asset to open later in 2022. However, activity in these areas will be extremely problematic to the success of the property and the native plantings. The extensive work includes more than 28,000 prairie plug plantings, prairie plant dormant seeding, new greens complexes, and extensive new turf, which is in a critical infant state. Today and throughout the winter and upcoming spring, the grounds are in a fragile and delicate state. Newly planted turf grasses and prairie planting remain susceptible to damage from winter weather, and more importantly the potential for damage caused by foot traffic and other recreation.
Since our first snowfalls of the seasons, we have noticed extensive concerns on the property that will hinder our opening in 2022. Sledding and building of snow creations on the greens will cause substantial kill to the infant grass that lay under the snow. Compression of snow onto these sites will ultimately kill the weak grasses and will need extra work and money to ensure they are usable in the spring. With that, we ask with utmost importance that the public remains off the fenced areas. Many fences were taken down by the large wind storm we had a few weeks ago, however most fencing remains intact.
Due to the sensitive grounds throughout the entire property, and to ensure an on-time 2022 opening, the Glenway Park grounds are CLOSED to the public. This includes walking, cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing. We understand this is a popular destination for many during the winter months and hope you will assist us in sharing this message with your community. While this temporary closure may be upsetting to some, the intention of the property for winters in the future is bright. We look forward to promoting new and improved winter use in the future at Glenway Golf Park. However this winter we must ask people to remain off and find alternate locations to enjoy winter outdoors.
We thank you all for your support and interest in the new site and look forward to seeing everyone back enjoying outdoor recreation in 2022.
Glenway Project Manager
Golf Operations Supervisor