After months of delays due to construction and historic flooding, the day-use areas and hike and bike trails at Lewisville Lake Park will re-open to the public Oct. 1.
Construction on various parts of Lake Park began last October, but historic flooding forced all work to stop. During the past few months, crews have been repaving roads, creating sidewalks, fixing drainage problems, and cleaning up trails within the park.
Lake Park soccer fields also received a major overhaul. All the grass was removed from the fields, the ground was leveled, and a new hybrid type of grass that is more resilient to wear and tear and handles the weather better was laid down. New walkways and handicap accessible sidewalks were added around the fields.
Lake Park encompasses more than 662 acres located along the Lewisville Lake shoreline just east of Mill Street. The park is operated by the city on property leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It contains a golf course, athletic facilities and lake-related facilities such as campgrounds, beaches, docks, boat ramps and picnic areas.
Entry to Lake Park is $3 per vehicle for Lewisville residents, $1 per vehicle for Lewisville residents over 60, $10 per vehicle for non-Lewisville residents and $5 per vehicle for non-Lewisville residents over 60.