Square Lake Park Master Plan
Washington County is leading a master plan process for Square Lake Park. Located in May Township, this 25-acre park is a regional feature renowned for its access to some of the clearest waters in the metropolitan region. The park offers a popular swim beach and lake access for boats, scuba divers, paddle boarders, and more.
Master plans are a product of collaboration with the community and agency stakeholders that delivers a new comprehensive vision for the future of the park and its legacy. The Square Lake Park master plan will provide the planning and implementation guidance for future park capital improvements, acquisitions, and natural resource management.
Project themes and goals:
- Infrastructure Improvements
- Water Quality Protection
- Natural Resource Protection
- Access Improvements
- Recreational Use
We want to hear from you! Your input will help inform the future plan recommendations.
- The comment period has ended (December 14 - 27) but the information is viewable.
In light of the COVID‐19 situation, engagement opportunities will primarily be conducted online. This project page will host all engagement opportunities.
Stay tuned for future engagement opportunities that will be posted on the website! Review past engagement events and findings below.
Summary of Engagement Events:
- Online Engagement Event #1 (Aug 10-23, 2020 - now closed)
- Master Plan Engagement Survey
- Targeted Outreach Meetings
- Observational Visits
- Technical Advisory Committee Meetings (3)
Findings from Public Engagement Events:
Overall theme statement: Square Lake Park is a destination renowned for its access to one of the clearest lakes in the region. Future park investments will continue to improve and complement what makes the lake special.
- Square Lake Park is visited and loved by both local residents and people all over the region
- Protecting and enhancing water quality and clarity is a key priority
- Significant demand for improving nonmotorized watercraft site amenities and programming
- Preservation of natural, scenic setting is desired
- Improvements are needed to better connect and access upper and lower areas of the park
- Crowding at the beach and high usage of the lake impacts the park experience
- People are interested in visiting and using the park more in non-summer months
- The restroom facility is used by all users and improvement and consistent maintenance are important