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Sept. 30, 2016 
Contact: Ben Cline
Email: [email protected]

 Lake Atalanta Grand Opening on October 29

After 16 months of construction, the renovations at Lake Atalanta are nearly complete. The City would like to invite the public to a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29, to give citizens a chance to explore the completed park. 

"Lake Atalanta has meant so much to so many of us in Northwest Arkansas, especially Rogers, for many generations. We're so excited to invite the community to see the new Lake Atalanta, to begin creating new memories and celebrating past ones with their families," Greg Hines, Mayor of Rogers. 

The Grand Opening Celebration will include free family activities from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Tyson Foods will provide complimentary hamburgers, hot dogs and chips near Clark Pavilion on the south side of Walnut Street from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (until supplies run out). Great Plains Coca-Cola will provide water and soft drinks. Informational and interactive exhibits will be featured throughout the event by a variety of local companies and organizations to help promote the types of experiences visitors will enjoy at the Lake. 

Lake Atalanta
2,000 feet of board walk surround the Lake, with six fishing piers at various points. 
Clark Pavilion
The revitalized Clark Pavilion.
Tree House
The tree house boasts two observation platforms, with stair access and railings. 

What Attendees Need to Know | Safety First

With the safety of the community in mind there will be limited access to areas of Lake Atalanta during the celebration. Walnut Street will be closed from Arkansas Street to Barbie Street with shuttle service provided by Ozark Regional Transit. Handicapped parking will be reserved near 1st Street and Walnut Street. Seating will be very limited at the ceremony. Attendees are encouraged to walk or bike from the Railyard Bike Park located at 299 E. Cherry St., and to bring a blanket for comfortable seating on designated grass areas. A map highlighting surrounding parking areas will be released several weeks before the celebration. Guests are asked to RSVP their attendance via Facebook, where an event page has been created. Search for the City of Rogers on Facebook to find the event. 

Park Amenities 

-Six fishing piers-
-Approximately 4 miles of hard-surface trails- 
-Over 10 miles of soft-surface trails-
-Natural splash pad-
-Walnut Grove nature area-
-Serenity garden-
-Five pavilions, including the revitalized Clark Pavilion- 
-Three bathroom facilities-
-Three playground areas-
-2000 ft. boardwalk- 

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