I played a quick round today on my lunch break, and although the disc golf course has moved to accomodate other park-goers, the pedestrians are still moving in and loitering on the fairways. Two places in particular stood out to me today. On 18 there was a family of about 6 who were picnicking on hole 18 right in the middle of the fairway by the creek. I gave them an unpleasant look as I played around them, but bit my tongue because I figured it wouldn't do any good to open my mouth out of frustration. Then on #4 (I started on #6), right at the end of my round, there were children running around on the fairway. They ran off after a moment and I though I was clear to make my drive. I threw my Stalker right up along the creek and it kicked off the bank into the water about basket-high. As I approached, I was surprised to find a bunch of children playing in the creek, and my disc by the basket. One of their moms was with them, so I told them there was a disc golf course right there, and they didn't want to get hit by one of the discs. I suggested that players would probably call out when they were teeing off, but damn, those kids were hidden behind the shrubbery and the high bank on the near side, and their moms were totally oblivious to the danger. If I had known they were there, I could have played a "safer" shot to the left of the basket, but I didn't even realize they were there.
I would love to ask the course designer (Keith) to consider moving the #4 basket away from the creek. With the playground right there on the opposite bank, there's no way we're going to be able to ask the kids from playing in the creek this summer, and that's a great place to get hit with a disc.
In addition, I wonder if the city would be willing to post signs (or let the Wills Dogs to post signs) by the playground at #4, by the pavilion at #18, and anywhere else pedestrians are likely to wander into the fairways.