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West Louisville may soon get miniature golf course

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Tuesday afternoon, used materials sat in a vacant lot in west Louisville. It may not have looked like anything at the moment, but the Urban League says it could be a hole-in-one for the entire area: the raw materials of a miniature golf course.

Meanwhile, kids were having a ball at Renaissance Fun Park in Middletown on Tuesday afternoon. They were practicing their swing and helping each other out on the golf course.

It's something 10-year-old Aeviel Hines would like to see in her neighborhood in the near future.

"Because sometimes kids, or me even, we don't want to sit in the house all day," she said. "We would like to learn how to play miniature golf."

She's among a large group of people wanting more options for kids in west Louisville. But little does she know, her days of traveling across town to play mini-golf may soon be over.

"I got a phone call from an old friend who said, 'I have a miniature golf course. Do you have anywhere I can put it?'" said Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. "And I said, 'Absolutely! We've got some property right next to the league and we would love to give that opportunity to the young people in our community." 

It would be the first of its kind for the area and the Louisville Urban League is spearheading the community project. The materials were donated by Puzzle's Fun Dome as a way to give back and help west Louisville thrive. 

"I think providing kids with things to do in a community is the obligations of the adults around them," Reynolds said. "I'm just doing my part and the Urban League is doing its part. So if it leads to reduced crime, good for us. What we want is our children to be exposed to everything that everywhere else wants their children to be exposed to."

The Urban League's long-term goal is to expand its headquarters into the vacant lot. But in the meantime, it's taking the steps to get a mini-golf course in full swing.

Leaders are developing a budget and working with Planning and Zoning to get everything in place.

It's all par for the course, and a new option for kids like Aeviel Hines to have a fun, safe summer in west Louisville.

The Urban League hopes to have the course open sometime this summer.

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