|Luton's new Mini Golf Meadows|
Earlier this week I read about the developments at the old minigolf and crazy golf site in Luton's Wardown Park and today Emily and I headed down for a look at the new 'Luton Mini Golf Meadows'.
|The area does look really nice|
As part of our visit we met the project's co-ordinator Helen Hoyle who told us about the project, while we were able to tell her more about the minigolf courses that used to be there. We also completed a survey for the research while we wandered around the meadow.
|Exploring the Mini Golf Meadows and completing my survey of 'Plot G'. Emily did 'Plot H'|
The year-long project has been set-up to monitor how local Luton residents and insects react to the new meadows.
|One of the pretty plots in the meadow|
Over the years we played the minigolf courses in the park a fair bit. The Crazy Golf course that used to be in Wardown Park was the 18th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour way back on the 5th May 2007. The Grass Putting Miniature Golf layout became the 19th played on the 19th May. Until the meadows were planted minigolf had been played in the park since the 19th June 1934.
|I spotted a metal cup from one of the grass minigolf holes sitting on the 'green' of the old Crazy Golf course. As a connoisseur of derelict minigolf courses it was interesting to see what had become of the old holes|
|Hole 1 as it used to look|
|Hole 1 now|
|A view of the old Crazy Golf site. The markings from the old fibreglass holes are still clear to see|
|Out standing in his field. In the middle of what once was a grass putting course|
It was nice to see at some signs that the area was once home to two miniature golf courses.
|A view of the Luton Mini Golf Meadows from the old Crazy Golf course|
|Hole 8 is no longer this way. You can find plots A-D there though|
|Signs of golf still exist 'in the rough'|
|Playing the Miniature Golf course back in 2010|
- Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield
- F3ues Urban BESS project
- Green Estate
- Pictorial Meadows
- Luton Borough Council
Related blog post:
- Crazy Golf in Wardown Park Luton
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