2019 LONG LAKE PARK SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
The City of Lacey and its Parks and Recreation Department’s top priority is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of its parks and recreational areas for all parks users. Due to concerns about the safety of Long Lake Park’s swimming area, the City hired a professional, aquatic-safety consultant to assess the beach, dock, and swimming area and provide recommendations for park improvements.
Based on the consultant’s recommendations, the City will make some changes to Long Lake Park prior to the 2019 swim season to continue to meet their goal of providing safe parks. The changes include installing an additional security camera, and removing the dock and underwater safety hazards(i.e. logs; cement blocks; and large, tangled bunches of geotextile fabric).
Although the dock will no longer be available, park visitors can still enjoy access to the water from the shore. The small water craft (such as kayaks and paddleboards) launch area, a popular addition in the 2018 season, will also remain.
The second phase of the consultant’s assessment will include a Conceptual Site Plan for possible future park improvements and amenities. The City expects the plan to be available in early May and we will post it on this webpage.