A ceremonial first cast was made at the newly opened Lake Friendswood by Gary Krch and Karl Krch, who were joined by Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hill, and Councilmember John Scott. The Krchs were part of the crew in honor and memory of their father and grandfather, Friendswood resident Fred Krch who had a special interest in having the lake open to the public as a park.

Lake Friendswood opens in West Ranch

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A ceremonial first cast was made at the newly opened Lake Friendswood by Gary Krch and Karl Krch, who were joined by Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hill, and Councilmember John Scott. The Krchs were part of the crew in honor and memory of their father and grandfather, Friendswood resident Fred Krch who had a special interest in having the lake open to the public as a park.

A ceremonial first cast was made at the newly opened Lake Friendswood by Gary Krch and Karl Krch, who were joined by Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hill, and Councilmember John Scott. The Krchs were part of the crew in honor and memory of their father and grandfather, Friendswood resident Fred Krch who had a special interest in having the lake open to the public as a park.

Lake Friendswood officially opened Feb. 6. The park is off Davis Prairie Lane in the West Ranch Subdivision in Friendswood.

Its hours are dawn to dusk each day.

As a new park, the area offers many amenities for Friendswood residents.

It is surrounded by a one-mile concrete path and boardwalk. There are benches, picnic tables, and exercise equipment along the way.

There are two floating piers with a kayak launch attached to one of the piers.

Fishing is encouraged off the piers or from the shore and fishermen are reminded to have proper licensing for the sport.

Swimming and gas-powered engines are prohibited in the park.

Temporary restrooms are in place. A permanent restroom building along with a pavilion will be built during the summer in partnership with West Ranch.

To access Lake Friendswood from South Friendswood Drive (FM 518), take West Blvd. one mile to Davis Prairie Lane, then left to the park entrance.

The development of Lake Friendswood as a park was voted on and approved by Friendswood voters in 2013.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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