By The Lake Bluff Park District
In 2010, the Lake Bluff Park District Board of Commissioners created a Sunrise Park and Beach Citizen Advisory Committee with Geoff Surkamer, Chair, leading the Committee. The Advisory Committee has been developing priorities for a future Master Plan based on recent survey results. One priority, sand quality, is being addressed the week of May 7.
Survey results indicated dissatisfaction with the dog beach sand and the number of rocks. The Park District is looking for volunteers on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon to pick up rocks and other debris. Park District Park Maintenance Services staff will have a truck available.
If you are interested in volunteering May 5, please contact Ron Salski, Executive Director, or meet at the north shelter beginning at 9 a.m. to noon.
This is just a portion of the beach improvements the Lake Bluff Park District is planning.
The Park District budgeted $8,000 for the entire beach, up from $2,000-$3,000 in previous years, and worked with Shabica & Associates, a coastal engineering firm, to find the best quality sand at a reasonable cost. Shabica’sÂ expertise and assistance resulted in 24 sand truckloads being delivered the week of May 7. South Beach will get five truckloads, North Beach (center area) will get 14 truckloads, and the dog beach will get five truckloads.
The Advisory Committee will host Community Forums throughout the summer and will present priorities while encouraging community feedback. Please sign up for the Park District e-newsletter for updated information.