Group Expresses Lake Atalanta Renovation Concerns
Posted: December 16, 2013 at 5 a.m.
When the concept plans for the Lake Atalanta renovation project were unveiled last week the majority of those attending the two public meetings were excited and pleased with the plans, but some residents expressed serious concern for the park’s ecosystem.
At A Glance
The Lake Atalanta plan highlights:
Estimated cost of the renovation plan is $15 million
The lake will be dredged to remove years of sediment
Boardwalks are planned for the east and west side of the lake
A bike park is scheduled for construction on the Philpot property to the south of the park. The city purchased the property last year
A dog park
A small amphitheater
A concrete walking trail around the lake that will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers
Additional picnic areas
Source: Staff Report
A list of suggestions and concerns expressed by residents attending the two Lake Atalanta meeting is available at: http://www.lakeatalanta.blogspot.com/
A copy of a botany report on Lake Atalanta commissioned by the city and a copy of the statement from 12 concerned residents regarding the renovation project are available at: www.nwaonline.com/documents
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