Food and drink, plus a brand new view of Turnberry Lake brought Lakewood residents together Sunday afternoon.
Spearheaded by Philip Stephan, the lakeside park, located across from Turnberry Country Club, offers a view of the lake not previously available.
It used to be surrounded by buckthorn, an invasive species.
Twenty-eight homes have lakefront lots in the subdivision, but all in the subdivision have lake rights.
Now, people driving by can get a good view of the lake and see the area is “a good place to live,” as Stephan put it.
All of the improvements were financed though private contributions.
There has always been a boat ramp
But it used to be surrounded by dense brush. Now it is more inviting.
Now there is grass where people can picnic while children play.
When enough money is raised, there will be picnic tables.
Three Lakewood Village Board members were there while I was;
- Trustee Gene Furey
- Trustee Paul Serwatka
- President Erin Smith
Both Furey and Smith I saw in the parking area as I was coming and going.