USACE to close playgrounds at Somerville Lake

US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
Published Jan. 21, 2020

After a certified inspection of the playgrounds at Rocky Creek Park and Yegua Creek Park, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Somerville Lake announces that both playgrounds will have to be removed.

The playgrounds which are over 20 years old, have been rendered unsafe and are unable to be repaired.  Playgrounds are closed off and will be scheduled for removal and there are no plans for replacement at this time. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other recreational opportunities and natural beauty the lake has to offer.  Somerville Lake plays host to 173 species of birds and provides the best chance in the Central Brazos River Valley of observing wintering Bald Eagles and migrating Osprey. On casual evening walks White-Tailed Deer, Grey Fox, Coyote, Raccoon, Opossum, Armadillo, Cottontail Rabbit and Bobcat can often be seen. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable stay while at Somerville Lake.   

Questions pertaining to the closers of the playgrounds can be addressed to Somerville Lake Office at 979-596-1622.

About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:

Amber Vincent
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth TX 76102

Release no. 20-005