Disc golf at Cookson Park in Worcester ruled out because neighbors object

Cookson Park, in a section of Kendig Street.

WORCESTER ― There will be no disc golf at Cookson Park.

Residents told the Worcester Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization that wanted to bring a disc golf course to Cookson, that they did not want the sport in their neighborhood.

The message came from about 20 residents who attended a community meeting earlier this month, said Mary Leovich, founder of the Friends of Cookson Park, a grassroots group that cares for the park in the College neighborhood. Hill.

Residents’ concerns included the possibility of increased noise, litter, parking issues and impacts on wildlife, said Leovich, who attended the meeting.