After months of planning and an extremely long permitting process, the American Lake Boat Launch improvement project is ready to begin.
Effective immediately, the City of Lakewood boat launch located on the north shore of American Lake at American Lake Park will be closed for construction. American Lake Park is located at 9222 Veterans Drive SW.
Only the boat launch area of the park will be closed during construction. The other park areas (restroom, picnic shelter, play area and parking lot) will be open to the public. Please use care and caution when visiting this site.
Boat Launch construction is anticipated to last four weeks. It is the first phase of a three phased project. The other site improvements scheduled to begin soon are:
- Phase one: boat launch renovation & construction period October & November, 2007
- Phase two: piling/dock work & construction period December, 2007 – February, 2008
- Phase three: upland improvements & construction period October, 2007 – April 30, 2008
Please check the City of Lakewood web site for updates regarding this project.
Boaters wishing to access American Lake are encouraged to use the public boat launch on the south side of the lake near Camp Murray. A vehicle use permit issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife is required. Contact www.wdfw.wa.gov for more information.
For more information contact the Mary Dodsworth, Director, City of Lakewood Parks and Recreation Department at 253-589-2489.