About Fun + Games
There are more ways to play spread throughout the 4.5 acres! A disc golf single target centered in sloped, open green space provides a fun and challenging practice space for experienced players and those just learning the sport. Choose your own tee position to keep things interesting! Discs are provided.
A giant game board provides a big game experience for chess and checkers! Pieces are alternated regularly, but let staff know if you would prefer the other game!
Opportunities to create art, build, and play are built into the outdoor classroom.
Disc golf was invented in Canada in the early 1900s, and is now played by more than 50,000 players in 40 countries. The sport is scored like golf, with players competing to throw discs in the target in the lowest number of throws. The current world record for longest frisbee throw is 1,333 feet, set in 2003 by Erin Hemmings. A disc thrown that distance at the Discovery Center could land on the Gage Park Carousel!
The checkerboard was built in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide a way for people to socially distance while playing games. The board was constructed by Discovery Center staff and Habitat for Humanity Volunteers.
Spatial Awareness, Big Muscle Development (gross motor), Hand-Eye Coordination
Problem Solving, Planning, Communication