Morley Field Archery Range Work Party

Saturday, Aug 31st, 7:00am – noon


Sunday, Sep 1st following the 3D shoot (~noon)

Hello Fellow Archers!!!

Big changes are coming to our Morley Field and Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Ranges. We will be replacing most of our Exclesior (shredded Aspen wood fiber) bales with ArroLast Carpet Bales! This is an enormous project and a great opportunity for new volunteers to lend a hand.

The first two (of many) work parties will be held at the Morley Field Archery Range this weekend, starting on Saturday at 7am and Sunday after the 3D shoot.

PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILE THE RENOVATIONS ARE UNDERWAY!! We are all volunteers, doing all of this renovation on donated time. Besides this weekend, if a group of two or more enthusiastic volunteers happen to be at the same range at the same time, they may close half of Morley or a few targets at Balboa on very short notice to get some work done. Please support anyone working on either archery range…the renovations will be worth it!

It will take a work party (or two), to figure out the most efficient way to move and install each carpet bale, what supplies are needed, etc.

The San Diego Archers would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to SDA Member Kim Wood and LA MESA LUMBER. Kim arranged to receive our 50 new carpet bales at La Mesa Lumber. We will bring them from La Mesa Lumber to the ranges, a few at a time, to install them.

Thank you also to Mark Omel (and Mark’s better half, Tomi) for getting this (work) party started. Thank you to JD Basden, Thomas Pham, Dennis Stephens and so many other volunteers. We could not do this without you!


Morley Field Archery Range Work Party

Saturday, August 31, 7am-noon (or later) AND Sunday, September 1, ~noon-ish (following the 3D Round at Balboa)

To Do: Set up the first of many ArroLast Carpet Bales.

***NOTE: The CA State 900 Round is in 3 weeks on Sunday, Sept 15th at Morley!***

Please bring your own gloves and safety glasses, if you have them. Long sleeves are recommended when moving the Excelsior bales!


Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, if you have them. Safety goggles.

Water will be provided.

Just show up, if you decide to join us at the last minute. Even one hour of your time is helpful.

Thank you, Everyone, for your time. Our two fantastic archery ranges would not be in Balboa Park without the support of our loyal volunteers.

Kind Regards,

San Diego Archers