La Lake Park Project

Sign reading La Lake Park with a wintery park in the backgroundThe city is planning to increase access, enhance natural resources, and recreational opportunities to La Lake Park. Currently the city is working to provide a recommendation and framework from which future improvements will be based. Potential improvements will provide critical basic needs such as running water, permanent restroom facilities, picnicking opportunities, trail connections (paved and natural surface), wayfinding, and interpretation.

About the Park

La Lake Park is located at 6655 Bailey Road. The park is 76.62 acres consisting of mostly an upland condition and the lake itself. The shoreline of La Lake contains many hardwood and deciduous trees, including large oaks trees. There are two primary access points to La Lake: one located off of Bailey Road to the north and another from the south accessed via Military Road.

Despite the parks high-use, the site lacks a number of essential features such as drinking water, permanent restrooms, and sufficient parking. In addition to correcting these deficiencies, the site’s unique characteristics provide numerous opportunities to enhance the visitor experience and promote natural and cultural resource stewardship at the trailhead and along the park trail corridors. 

Project Schedule

December 1, 2022Project Open House No. 1 - Initial Awareness
February 7, 2023Parks & Natural Resources Commission Initial Review
January 11, 2023Project Open House No. 2 - Concept Review
March 7, 2023Parks & Natural Resources Commission Concept Review