U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopts policy on glass containers in Temple’s Lake Park on Belton Lake

Published Feb. 22, 2013

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopts policy on glass containers in Temple’s Lake Park on Belton Lake

FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will implement a ‘No Glass Container’ policy for Temple’s Lake Park on Belton Lake effective March 8. 

The policy prohibits the possession or use of glass containers of any kind in Temple’s Lake Park.  Such containers include but are not limited to beer bottles, soda bottles and glass condiment jars.  The possession of a glass container could lead to a fine and/or removal from the park. 

According to Belton Lake manager, Ronald Bruggman, the Corps adopted the policy in response to safety issues where many visitors have been injured from broken glass.  Bruggman also cited environmental stewardship concerns as part of the decision to ban glass containers. 

“Temple’s Lake Park has great shorelines for day use and many customers use the shoreline to walk or wade into the water. We have had lots of injuries the past few years because of the glass,” said Bruggman.

Temple’s Lake Park is a day use facility popular for swimming, fishing, picnicking and other water and non-water related activities.  The park attracts a large number of visitors during the peak recreation season from the Fort Hood/Killeen, Belton and Temple Areas.

For more information, please contact the Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lakes Office at (254) 939-2461.


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: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Face book at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308

Randy Cephus

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