Phase 2 Construction Impacts at Hyland Lake Park Reserve

July 11, 2019

The play area, visitor center, adjacent parking lot, picnic areas, boat launch and fishing pier at Hyland Lake Park Reserve will close July 15 for the remainder of the 2019 season so work can take place on the road and parking lot improvement project.

Limited trail parking is available at the park. Follow signs on East Bush Lake Road near the Hyland Operations Center to access parking, and obey all construction signs on the road and in the park. View a map of what’s open and closed.

The design for parking lot improvements near the visitor center concentrates all of the parking spots into one lot near the visitor center and play area. Visitors will no longer need to cross the park road to get from their cars to the play area and visitor center. This will improve safety for park guests and the overall flow of the parking area.

The best solution for creating space for the parking lot requires moving the park road to the west. In order to do this, some trees and vegetation have been removed from the area west of the current park road. Park District Forestry staff have been involved in the project throughout the design process and approved the vegetation removal plan. Plans were developed to remove the fewest number of trees possible from the area.

Learn more about the project.