Changes to Lake Alan Henry on the Horizon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/19/04

Changes to Lake Alan Henry on the Horizon

"I think it's unshakably important. It's turned out to be one of the best bass lakes in West Texas," says Grey Lewis, Lubbock Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member.

For the last decade Lake Alan Henry has served West Texas in many ways including boating and fishing. The plan now is to improve the Sam Wahl recreational site and give visitors a better place to relax. 

Lewis says the goal of the project is to provide shelter and various services for visitors and also tell the story about the Lake Alan Henry region. "There's a lot of archaeology down there and we're going to enhance that by building some shelters over it and some self explaining signage which should be interesting and give people something to do while they're visiting." 

Lewis says remains and artwork by the Comanche indians who settled this area are being preserved for public display. Along with an outdoor museum, more roads, and swimming areas will be added. "Eventually there will be areas that are designated for recreational vehicles also for camp tents. There will be some pavilions where people can have family reunions or rental for the day."

He says among the most important changes are what visitors complain most about. Not having a place to clean up after a day of fun is over. "They're grading now and will build a comfort station and that will contain lavatories, toilets fresh water a small water treatment plant and also some showers," says Lewis.

Money for the improvements could come from a Lubbock City Council plan to possibly sell Lake Alan Henry's water. On Wednesday the council is set to approve a resolution for the development plan for the Sam Wahl recreation area. All the proposed changes to the lake could take 25 years to complete.

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