Flowing Lake Park is a highly popular facility, offering water access, day-use amenities, camping, a short hiking trail and gorgeous natural scenery. Due to the high use of this park, a number of improvements are planned over the coming years to improve the current park experience and also expand the recreation opportunities offered.
Currently, work is underway to add ten new campsites to the campground, add three new cabins and reconfigure the park entrance. The additional campsites and cabins will help satisfy the demand for camping opportunities and are planned to be located in such a way that will protect the high quality camping experience that Flowing Lake offers. Reconfiguration of the entrance is planned to address traffic back-ups onto 48th and locate Ranger staff within the park entrance.
In the long term, Parks plans to renovate the remainder of the current park, in order to address aging infrastructure and improve use, and also create a development plan for an additional 157 acres adjacent to the current park, which was purchased in 2014 for park expansion. Planning for this work is scheduled to begin in 2019.
Site inventory and design for the ten new campsites is currently underway and is planned to be constructed before the 2017 camping season. Design work for the renovated park entrance is also in process and Parks is preparing to submit for permits to support this work later in 2016. Construction on this project is planned to begin fall of 2017 and be completed before the peak season in 2018.