Jul 312015

*Mini golf

Photo by Linda Kor

City of Holbrook employee Michael Young (left) and Assistant City Manager Randy Sullivan work their way through the concrete layout of the city’s latest addition to the splash pad located behind the city offices on First Avenue. The nine-hole mini golf course is expected to be complete next week, allowing for free fun for those who want to enjoy it and the many other offerings at the small park.

By Linda Kor

     People in Holbrook now have plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the weather. The city has been putting out a lot of effort into providing additional amenities for residents that encourage exercise and getting outdoors for little or no cost.

The most recent endeavors include a nine-hole disc golf course at Hunt Park and a nine-hole miniature golf course at the splash pad park behind the city offices on First Avenue. The best part of all this fun is that it’s free to use, with golf disks and the miniature golf equipment available free of charge.

The splash pad is also free and most recently a batting cage, horse shoe pit, shuffle board, tether ball, golf driving range, barbecue grills and picnic tables have been added to the park, offering a variety of family activities in one place.

According to Assistant City Manager Randy Sullivan, the splash pad is fast becoming a favorite outside of Holbrook as well. “There’s been a great response to the splash park from all over. The other day we had two vans full of kids from Heber pull up to enjoy the park and today there is someone who brought their kids from Snowflake and another from Show Low,” stated Sullivan.

“This has been an inexpensive project with a lot of the supplies donated from area businesses, and the residents using it have been taking good care of it. They treat it like it’s their own and that’s what we want,” added City Manager Ray Alley.

The splash pad park is even more fun in the evening when a laser light show plays over the spraying water. According to Alley, the park is lit until 8 p.m. with extended hours to be considered for next year.

For more information about the new amenities, contact the city offices at (928) 524-6225.