Upgrades to the Eagle Point Trail, include addressing known drainage issues, adding a new parking lot, demolition of the snowshoe shack building, and reviewing the feasibility of a new trailhead building.
Eagle Point trail is a turf trail that is approximately four miles long. This trail runs around Eagle Point Lake and is used in the summer for hiking and is used in the winter for cross-country skiing. There are a number of known areas along Eagle Point Trail that flood after heavy rain events or during spring snow melt. These areas will be improved as part of this project to eliminate flooding along the trail.
To access the west side of the park, users can park in the existing Eagle point Trail parking lot located within the park, or have been parking on the west boarder of the park along Inwood Avenue or local side streets. Park users want to access the west side of the park, as this side of the park is more natural and does not include paved trails or roads. Inwood Avenue is a busy, high speed highway, and having park visitors parking along Inwood Ave or local side streets is a problem.
To help improve this area, the county is proposing to addition of a small parking lot off of Inwood Ave, located within the park. This parking lot will hold approximately 20 vehicles and will require a park permit. By adding this parking lot, it will improve park users experience and will support the park.