Construction on the Flowing Lake Park entrance is planned to start mid-September. Construction will impact access to the park and intermittent closures are expected to occur through May 2020.
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.
Design work for the renovated park entrance has been completed and Parks has submitted for project permits. Construction on this project is anticipated to begin fall of 2019, pending permit issuance and funding availability.