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REPAIRS BEGIN FOR REOPENING WEST BANK PARK

US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MOBILE DISTRICT
Published Oct. 15, 2019

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at Lake Sidney Lanier announces that repairs have begun at West Bank Park — which was temporarily closed in February 2019 due to safety hazards after flooding — with a projected reopening by March 2020.

“Conditions at the park are now favorable for repairs,” said Timothy Rainey, operations project manager for Lake Lanier Project Office. “While you may see the barricades moved and the gate open, please do not enter the park. This is only for the entering and exiting of work crews.”

Visitors of Lake Lanier should not park outside of the gate as this could interfere with maintenance operations. Unauthorized vehicles parked in this area are subject to being towed.

Repairs will be ongoing throughout the fall and winter seasons and include:

  • Installation of concrete walls to replace worn-out and hazardous wooden retaining walls
  • Restoration of picnic site areas from erosion
  • Removal of dead, hazardous tress
  • Installation of shoreline stabilization
  • Repairing of pump and controls for septic systems, sink holes, and handicap access

“We appreciate the public’s patience and anticipate West Bank Park will fully reopen no later than March 29, 2020,” said Rainey. “This timeline could change as work progresses. When repairs are complete, we will announce the re-opening of West Bank Park.”  

For information about other Corps-managed recreation sites on Lake Lanier, call 770-945-9531 or visit https://go.usa.gov/xEmme

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Lanier Project is well known for its recreational opportunities and hosts more than 11.8 million people annually. Lake Lanier has 76 recreational areas, including 40 Corps-operated parks and campgrounds, 10 marinas, and Lake Lanier Islands. With more than 690 miles of shoreline, the lake is known for its aqua-blue colored water, spectacular scenery, and recreational activities, which include picnicking, camping, boating, swimming, hiking, and fishing. Learn more about the Lake Lanier Project @ https://go.usa.gov/xEmme.

Visit www.sam.usace.army.mil and click Mobile District Recreation to find the nearest USACE Mobile District-managed lake project. Go to www.corpslakes.us to locate any USACE recreation site in the U.S.

 


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Release no. 19-042