Great progress is being made to the build of the beach retaining wall at Lake Antoine Park! Trenching has been done, footers have been poured, and several courses of brick have been laid. The beach IS OPEN during construction, but for the safety of our patrons, we encourage you to stay out of the construction area.
The goal for the retaining wall is to keep the lawn from encroaching onto the beach. There was a retaining wall on the beach in the past, but it was removed instead of being repaired. We’ve lost so much beach as a result, and the geese just loved the ability to waddle up onto the grass to do their thing.
We are widening the beach to 25’ and adding fresh sand, as well as clearing out all of the weeds growing in the sand. The retaining wall will be low - a sitting wall. Just high enough to discourage the geese and maintain a clean separation between the lawn and the beach. We are also making the beach accessible to people with mobility challenges.
We are excited about preserving the beach for generations to come. Many people and businesses have donated to help make this a reality!