From the beginning—when rezoning was requested and rumors surfaced the property was for sale—it consistently has been our understanding that the golf course had ceased being a profitable business. A significant investment would be needed for it to just break even. As our Save Wayne Land movement picked up there was little support for it remaining a golf course from the public. In fact, many golfers commented to us that Wayne would be better as a park, as standing water impedes the game in the rainy months.
The granting agencies that support improvement to watersheds, riparian zones, fish and wildlife habitat, and passive recreation generally will not support using land adjacent to a fish bearing stream being heavily managed with fertilizer. It directly counters what improves water quality and habitat.
However, Wayne will continue to be a golf course while funding is being sourced before it becomes a public park.