FORT WORTH, Texas –U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives at Waco Lake announced today the Hike and Bike Trail across Waco Lake Dam and Bosque Park will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. These closures, effective immediately, are the result of multiple incidents of vandalism and forced entry into restricted areas. There will be an increase in patrols of the closed areas. Any persons found to be on the structure or in Bosque Park will be asked to leave and/or cited.
“Public safety is a priority at Waco Lake as is the protection of the infrastructure,” said Lake Manager Heath McLane. “The closures will allow the lake staff to assess security for these areas and make necessary changes.”
For more information on recreation opportunities and questions pertaining to Waco Lake, call the lake office at (254) 756-5359 or visit our web page at www.swf.usace.army.mil.
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
Release no. 16-035