Lake Arlington Expansion Moves Forward

This week the Arlington City Council discussed what the first steps will be in re-constructing Lake Arlington Park. Central to the discussion was the outdated Event/Activity Room which currently sits on a flood plain.

Three options were presented for the first phase of construction. One option, at nearly $2.8 million, will include a lake rental building and public restrooms. Another option would add nearly $1.6 million in other amenities, including a public fishing pier, playgrounds, a pavilion and trails, benches and picnic stations, but would not include a new event building. The final option, just under $4 million, would combine the first two.

Funding will come from almost $1 million in bonds voted in by Arlington residents in 2008 to rebuild the activity room. A Parks and Recreation employee stated that any additional necessary funding would come from gas well revenue collected from park properties.

Aside from the obvious benefits to current residents of additional hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing, and more outdoor places for children to play, property owners can advertise the newly renovated lake area as yet another reason to live nearby.

Since the City of Arlington is anxious to begin construction as soon as possible, property managers and residents alike won’t have long to wait to reap the benefits!

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