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Restoring Kent Park Lake

Anticipating completion next spring
A view from the Morning Glory spillway of Kent Park Lake. The lake is undergoing an ambitious two-year reconstruction to overcome pollutant runoff, anticipated for completion in spring 2019. (photo by Cale Stelken)

OXFORD– Those who haven’t been out to Kent Park Lake in some time would certainly find it unrecognizable. Overlooking the dried-out lake bed, overgrown with vegetation and scattered with park remnants like uprooted tree stumps, it’s almost hard to imagine it was once the aquatic centerpiece to the Johnson County park. But the park’s most ambitious restoration project, which began in spring 2017, is moving at a persistent pace. Outdoor enthusiasts can rest assured, if all goes to plan, the lake with return to its previous glory by spring 2019.

A necessary measure

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