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Lake Wildwood has five Parks that encircle the Lake like a necklace, with each one having its own unique ambience and appeal.

 

Commodore Park is the gem in the necklace and has the most amenities of all the Parks. It has two swim areas, one with an expansive beach, shade structures, and a nearby play-area with swings and a climbing frame. The second is near a large picnic pavilion, which has a dock where boats can tie up. The Lake Wildwood Marina is located here as well, as is the Community Center and Pool. Volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, pickleball, horseshoes and disc golf are all on offer. The Pavilion is available for events, and at a very reasonable cost. It has a sound system, lights, fans and picnic tables.

The next link in the necklace is Meadow Park, which was completely refurbished recently. There are two bocce ball courts and a pickleball/basketball court (note: basketball gets preference over pickleball. The park has a new play structure that is home to the Lake Wildwood Lake serpent Sur-Pen-Dipity. There are shade structures and a large grassy area for pick-up games of football or baseball, or perhaps some kite flying. There is also storage available for canoes and kayaks. The beach is still a work in progress, but that work will be completed in the very near future.



Hideaway Park befits its name as it is hidden in a cove on the Lake’s shoreline. There are shade structures on both of the Park’s beaches, and a small picnic pavilion. A foot-washing station sits right beside a convenient log seat. These log seats are a new innovation, installed by Jay Colvin and Parks crew. Hideaway has three docks where boats can tie up, and there is also storage available for canoes and kayaks.

We swing around to the other side of the Lake to find Vista Park. If Commodore is the gem in the necklace, then Vista is the clasp, as it sits directly opposite. It is the smallest of the five Parks, and it comes with a charm of its own. Vista’s beach has a small, protected swim area for youngsters and, as in all our parks, there are shade structures, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. Vista has its own foot-washing station and log seat. There is a dock for boats to tie up, and a slipway for launching small watercraft.



Explorer Park is the last link in the necklace. It has a large sandy beach area with shade structures, as well as a set of swings. Explorer has its own foot-washing station, log seat, and canoe/kayak storage.

Our Parks Department does an outstanding job maintaining our parks, and for that we are very appreciative. So, venture out this summer and spend some time in our five fantastic parks. Come for a picnic, a paddle in the Lake, or just a relaxing for a few minutes taking in the view.

 

 

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