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.
Recently, work was completed to add ten new campsites to the campground. The additional campsites 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.
Design work for the renovated park entrance is in process and Parks is preparing to submit for permits to support this work in 2018. Construction on this project is anticipated to begin fall of 2018, pending funding availability.