We have the good fortune of having a fabulous Frederick Law Olmsted historic landmark park in our back yard. Preserving it and enhancing its beauty and usefulness for all our enjoyment requires the work of many people, but most importantly it requires financial support from our community members.
During 2015, we were able to plant many new trees (almost one-third of the park’s trees will be removed to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer); restore the North Lighthouse Ravine; install a pet friendly water fountain; increase the number of Wonderful Wednesdays Concerts; and offer youth tennis lessons (a huge success!).
Our current priorities that require funding:
Help us in our continuing efforts to enhance the beauty of Lake Park and to replace existing trees that reach maturity and die.
Creating new Lake Michigan vistas
Similar to the Wahl Avenue vista, this will help eliminate invasive species from the precious bluffs and better connect the park to the lake.
Restoring the cinder running track
The 100+ year old track needs grading, drainage, resurfacing and landscaping.
Ice Rink Maintenance
Ensure the ice rink continues for another winter season.
Replacing the Locust Ravine Wooden Bridge
The 1970’s bridge that crosses the Locust Street Ravine needs replacing.
Ravine Road Concrete Bridge
This footbridge is a major connector between the north and south areas of the park.