U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District provides update on area parks

Published Sept. 17, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that although all of its parks were open this past weekend, beginning today three area parks will be closed until further notice.

Rocky Creek Park, located at Benbrook Lake closed with minimal impacts to campers.  The lone camper affected  by this closure has been located to another park at the lake. 

“There are no reservations for additional campers during the month of September in this park, so the impacts for the remainder of this month are negligible,” said Tim MacAllister, the district’s deputy operations chief. 

Avalon and Tickey Creek Parks, both located at Lavon Lake were also closed today.  However, two nearby parks, East Fork and Clear Lake Parks, will remain open for displaced visitors.  Both Avalon and Tickey Creek Parks were already scheduled for routine winter closure starting October 1.

“We take our recreation mission seriously and are proud of the services we provide,” said MacAllister.  “Although budget constraints may impact future operations, we are working hard on creating solutions to continue our mission of providing a safe and enjoyable recreation experience.” 


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

Release no. 13-057