Decatur Park District opening facilities for spring and summer

DECATUR - New additions are being featured during the Decatur Park District's opening weekend.

Decatur Park District board members met on Wednesday to discuss the newest additions to their many facilities.  Officials say three new golf programs, including a cutting edge form of golf that combines elements of golf and lacrosse called fling golf, will be offered at Scovill golf course starting May 1.

Officials also say Overlook Adventure Mini Golf and the Scovill Zoo will open on April 3, offering families to chance to get out and enjoy spring and summer park district resources.

Ken Frye, Director of Scovill Zoo told us, "We are just ansty to get open, as the days warm up and nights get warmer we can start getting even more animals out."  Among those animals will be Scovill Zoo's newest resident, Jack the camel, who will be waiting to welcome the crowds.

Mini golf will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. starting April 3, and Scovill begins its new hours that day as well opening at 9:30 a.m.

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