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R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park and West Point Dam Road to be Closed April 26, 2015

Published April 20, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announces the R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park and the road across West Point Dam will be closed to all vehicular traffic, at 6 p.m. Saturday April 25, 2015 thru 2 p.m., on Sunday April 26, 2015 for the 12th Annual West Point Lake Triathlon. 

Georgia Multisports Productions, , will host the triathlon event at R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park.  This sporting event involves three activities:  swimming, bicycling, and running.  All three activities will be staged from the R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park boat ramp area.  The triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. and end approximately 1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Visitors to R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park will be asked to vacate the area no later than 6 p.m. Saturday April 25th so that event coordinators can prepare for the Triathlons. The boat launching ramps in R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park will be closed Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday, April 24-26, 2015 and will reopen following the event Sunday afternoon.   The park will remain closed until the event concludes on Sunday. The park and road across the dam will reopen following the event.  Closure of the park and roadway across the dam is necessary for the safety and security of the Triathlon participants.

Spectators should plan to arrive at the park no later than 7 a.m. Sunday.  Spectator vehicles will not be permitted into the area after  7 a.m.  Volunteers will be on site to direct visitors to designated parking areas.  Other visitors affected by this event may choose to utilize Long Cane Park on the Georgia side and/or Anderson Park on the Alabama side of the lake. Both parks offer boat launching ramps, picnic facilities, pavilions and restrooms.

 For more information please contact the USACE West Point Project Manager’s Office at 706-645-2937.

Lisa Parker
251 690 2505
109 St Joseph Street

Release no. 15-008