Jewel Lake Park
4342 W. 88th Ave/4401 W. Dimond
Jewel Lake Park is a 40.26 acre community use park with a covered picnic shelter, softball field, volleyball sand lot, playground equipment, picnic tables, swimming area, beach, paved parking, restrooms, bike trail access and non-motorized small craft area. Fishing is permitted 50' from swim area.
In 1969, the property was acquired by the borough through the State Land Selection. The Sand Lake Lions Club volunteered to take on development of the area as a club project and cleaned the area, brought in sand for the beach, built barbecue pits, and installed lights for skating in the winter.
In 1973, the park was further developed with new sand, a new volleyball court, and playground equipment.
In 1975, Jewel Lake was the site of an oil clean-up simulation.
Over the years, the park received further improvements including new play equipment, a multi-purpose field, and an improved parking lot. The Dimond Girls Little League upgraded the ball field area.
Parks and Recreation received $100k from a State Legislative Grant to address community concerns about this park.
Summer 2015 Improvements
The following improvements are planned for Jewel Lake Park:
-Add paved access to existing restroom facilities for improved maintenance
-Repair drainage around playground
-Repair drainage and replant rain-garden
-Add new BBQ Grills (2 if funding allows)
-Stabilize concrete at picnic areas on beach
-Add ADA accessible concrete ping pong table
-Add new ADA accessible picnic table
-Vegetation thinning to improve safety around parking lot
-Repair stone fascia on existing planter beds
-Clean beach area
Volunteer Fix-It Event
July 25th, 9am-12pm
RSVP to Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Fehribach.