Three Oaks Recreation Area – Grand Opening

I attended the dedication ceremony of Crystal Lake’s new park Three Oaks Recreation Area. The 462 acre recreation area opened at 6:30AM on October 1, 2010.

After photographing the ceremony  I spent a few hours exploring and taking photos around the site.

Three Oaks Recreation Area Dedication Ceremony

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City Council members join in unveiling the bronze dedication plaque.

Splashpark

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On the west end of the Lake House is a nice zero-depth splashpark.

Canoeing on the south lake.

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Three visitors return from a canoe adventure.

Fishing on gazebo island

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Fishermen lined up around the shore lines and on the bridges, hoping to catch the big-one!

Picnic Grove Pavilion

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The 2,000 sq. ft. picnic pavilion has two large BBQ grills located on a concrete patio, behind the fireplace.

Reflections of the Lake House

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Calm waters and the setting sun create a stunning reflection of the Lake House.

Sunset Gazebo

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As the sun sets, it brings grand opening day to a close.

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2 Responses

  1. Awesome shots! I heard you do weddings.

  2. Looks “Picture Perfect” just like your Wedding pictures…

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