Lost Lake Park, a unique and valued natural resource for Fresno County communities, has fallen into severe disrepair as maintenance budgets are defunded and Fresno County considers alternative operation models.
Basic necessities at the Park are difficult to meet without community involvement and support and so this Earth Day Fresno Audubon sponsored a Lost Lake clean-up in partnership with the County of Fresno, the California Conservation Corps, and Friends of Lost Lake Park.
Volunteers removed graffiti from rocks, painted bathrooms and kiosks, and performed light maintenance in the children's play area. Despite flooded conditions and ice cold water, families barbecued, cyclists prepared for a ride, and some even, posted on submerged picnic tables, tried their luck at catching a meal from the river.
Fresno Audubon values and supports Lost Lake Park as an open public space for community members to engage in a natural outdoor environment. Lost Lake Park provides many Fresno County communities the opportunity to connect with nature and observe and be inspired by wildlife.
Volunteer workdays will continue at the park.
Watch fresnoaudubon.org for details.