Commissioner Steve Ritter goes over the park plan with the board.

Twin Lakes Park Phase II design concept approved

Hagstrom Engineering of Alexandria has designed a concept for Phase II of the development of Lyon County’s Twin Lakes Park project and Tuesday the Lyon County Board approved the initial plan, with small alterations.

Lyon County has been developing the county park near Florence for several years. Phase II is on West Twin Lake and includes a boat launch with three parking stalls; 12 RV campsites and two larger pull through sites; two-stall flush restroom; parking areas; a storm water quality pond; gravel pathways; observation deck; a picnic area; rain garden; graded naturescape area and various footpaths. A future bike trail is also in the plan.

Also on the site is an existing natural shallow depression and the plan is to use it as a storm water quality detention area.

Commissioner Rick Anderson was concerned about a “sharp curve” on the road leading into the park. He indicated a desire to see the road changed for safety reasons.

“It’s a very tight road for traffic into the park,” he said.

“I think that curve needs to be changed,” said Commissioner Anderson.

Hagstrom officials said it was possible to make changes. County Engineer Aaron VanMoer said his department has posted 45 mile per hour signs on the curve.

Commissioner Anderson said the curve needs to be looked at, but he called the Phase II concept, “very sound.”

The plan will be re-worked by Hagstrom Engineering with the hope of making the curve more safety conscious.

They will get back to the county board with the changes.

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