The city of Marble Falls is kicking off summer with a ribbon cutting for Lakeside Park at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22. The park underwent a large renovation as part of the city’s Phase 1A park improvements. Staff photo by Alex Copeland
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and amid reopenings across the state, Marble Falls’ most visible park will officially open to the public.
The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Lakeside Park at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the new Lakeside Park Beach. The park is located at 307 Buena Vista Drive.
This marks the end of Phase 1A of Lakeside Park renovations, which included the beach, new park trails and restrooms, and boat ramp improvements.
“We’re excited to officially open up the parks. We’ve been soft opening for a few weeks, and now that we’re here, we figured we needed to go ahead to have the ceremony,” said Lacey Dingman, director of the Parks and Recreation Department.
The ribbon cutting was originally going to be earlier and a larger affair, but because of health and safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been scaled back.
“We’re expecting to keep it a small family just because of social distancing requirements,” Dingman said. “We felt it was important to go ahead and open the park so everyone knows that it’s open and can start enjoying it actively with their families.”