Recreation Services Newsletter – Fall 2018
Lower Goldwater Lake – Preparations for Public Access
Since the creation of Lower Goldwater Lake in 1923 with the construction of the dam built to retain water runoff to supply drinking water for the growing community of Prescott, this little gem has been closed to the public. This was in large part due to the liabilities associated with the water treatment plant located below the dam. In the past couple of years Recreation Services and the Public Works Departments have been working to mitigate those liabilities and beginning the process of planning to open the lake to the general public. In the coming months we plan to engage a professional engineer/architect to develop construction drawings. Pending City Council approval we hope to begin construction in late 2019 and open to the public in 2020. Plans will include parking, fishing, restrooms, a large Ramada, and day use areas long with a trail system that will encircle and connect both lakes. We are very excited for the opportunity to add this great amenity to the parks system that is a large contributor to the quality of life in this community while at the same time retaining the character of this spectacular property.
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