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Crystal Lake Moves Forward with Wakeboard Park at Three Oaks Recreation

The proposed wakeboard park is expected to open in 2015.

Thee wakeboard park is proposed for North Lake. Credit: Three Oaks Recreation Area
Thee wakeboard park is proposed for North Lake. Credit: Three Oaks Recreation Area
A cable wakeboard park at Three Oaks Recreation Area is one step closer to becoming a reality. 

The Crystal Lake City Council this past week approved the first phase of proposed plans for the 32-acre park at North Lake that would include six towers in the lake, according to the Northwest Herald.

The towers would have cables attached at the top "that would pull riders around a course with obstacles and stunt jump," according to the Northwest Herald. 

A restaurant with a full-service bar and patio is also proposed for the park as is a 80-space parking lot, according to the city of Crystal Lake council packet. 

The developer, Copley McGinnis Group LLC, is now expected to submit a facility and site plan for approval by the Planning and Zoning commission before heading to the city council for final approval, according to city documents.

The site is expected to open in 2015. 


Denise Majko March 20, 2014 at 09:30 PM
Is this an early April fools joke?! Seriously? And ONLY 80 parking spots... Why do things like this always happen...just keep adding stuff until things are so utterly congested and piled on top of each other than no one enjoys anything. Not to mention all of the extra stuff that will need to be kept up, repaired, replaced...
Karen Bressett Beeksma March 21, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Unless you live in Crystal Lake it will be to expensive to go anyway . Between parking fee and entrance fee .. to rich for my blood as it is !!!!

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