An article in an August 2006 issue of the Tribune shed light on the dilapidated state of Willow Lake and the dangerous means by which residents were gaining access. It also cited the Parks Web site’s Willow Lake Trail 2001 update, which stated that a $22,000 grant was provided by the Department of Agriculture’s Urban Resources Partnership Program for the path’s restoration. According to Parks Spokeswoman Abigail Lootens that grant is no longer on hand.
Even Fixed Up, Lake May Stay Closed
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