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Winston Lake is getting more parking spaces, a new picnic shelter and pier. Improvements continue at other Winston-Salem parks. | Politics

*Creating the walking path from the new shelter alongside the lake toward the dam and aquatic center. The path will be made of crushed stone.

*The “knoll,” a small hill that has a scenic view of the lake, will get new picnic tables and stairs to replace the eroding footpath that leads up the hill now.

The Winston-Salem City Council awarded the contract for the work over the summer, along with contracts for other park projects that are being paid for from the 2018 bonds:

*A brand-new “pocket park” will be built on Bethania-Rural Hill Road beside Fire Station 20. The park will be called Bethania Freedmen’s Park, in recognition of the Bethania Freedmen’s community that developed in the area after the Civil War.

The park will have fitness equipment, a restroom and plantings. The work includes site preparation and grading. Since the park is beside Station 20, the work

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Horsetooth Reservoir parking, trails and roads to get upgrades

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Entrances, roads and parking lots at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake are expected to receive much-needed improvements in the coming years thanks to a $8.6 million federal grant.

The Larimer County commissioners on Tuesday approved grant agreements with the Federal Lands Access Program, or FLAP, on behalf of the county’s Natural Resources Department.

The funding will be used to make infrastructure improvements to the busy reservoirs, said Jennifer Almstead of the Natural Resources Department. Construction projects will relieve congestion and improve safety.

The reservoirs and their infrastructure are aging, Almstead said.

“These improvements will make a significant impact so that these reservoirs, as popular as they are, can keep up with visitor demand now into the future,” she said.

Visitors beware: Spike strip coming back to Rotary Park day use area at Horsetooth Reservoir

Projects planned at Horsetooth Reservoir include re-engineering

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