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Rogers Lake Atalanta Projects Moves Into Gear

Posted: June 21, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

Staff Photo Michael Woods • @NWAMICHAELW Bill Kelly, from left, Mario Garcia and Jacob Williamson with FSI Geo-Con Geo-Structural Construction of Springdale, install micro piles Thursday for the foundation of a new bridge on the Fleming land in Rogers. The construction is part of the new section of trail between the city’s bike park and Frisco Springs.

ROGERS -- Several dirt trails are under construction as Lake Atalanta Park's renovation gets under way, city officials said.

At A Glance

Lake Atalanta

In the late 1940s through the early 1960s, Lake Atalanta was a hot spot of activity for Rogers residents. A swimming pool, restaurant, skating rink and miniature golf course nestled in the valley just a few blocks east of downtown. Residents approved a $135.4 million bond package in 2011, part of which was set aside to renovate the lake and park. City leaders are spending about $15 million — some from a grant from the Walton Foundation — to transform the park. Construction has begun on some projects. The project is expected to be competed by late 2015.

Source: Staff Report

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