Winston-Salem to unveil master plan for Salem Lake Park

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--  As crews finish the brand new dam at Salem Lake the city is ready to show off a new master plan for the park which includes more picnic shelters, trails, meeting space, restrooms, a splash park and playgrounds.

The goal of the master plan was to take user surveys and create a long-range plan for new development and use of the park.

Park Superintendent William Royston says the park needs to make better use of all its space.

"We have this entire lake but we have one picnic shelter, so several more different sizes of picnic shelters are needed," said Royston.

Paddle boats, new shelters, new playgrounds, a splash park, expanded parking, meeting space and additional restrooms are just a few of the things mentioned in the new master plan.

"It'd be nice to see paddle boats on the lake. I'd like to see lights on the trail too," said biker Tiffney Cope.

This year the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department set out to get public input on master plans for Salem Lake, Winston Lake and the Reynolds Park Rock Quarry.

If you want to look at the master plan, offer suggestions or make comments the city is hosting a public meeting Tuesday, September 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Shalimar Park Drive in Winston-Salem.

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