Lake Cunningham set to reopen soon

(Omaha, NE) -- Lake Cunningham will be reopening soon.

The Lake Cunningham Development Trust hasn't announced a reopening date yet, but say it will be announced soon. The lake has been shut down for months after draining the water because of an invasion of zebra mussels. Campground reservations are also coming soon with 42 new stalls, 41 upgraded camping stalls, and 17 tent spots. The new stalls will have “water, power, and sanitary at each stall as well as a new bathhouse facility,” a release from the trust states.

“Our organization is really looking forward to seeing the activation that takes place with the additional park improvements when we open. Our hope is that the new brand and website give a sense of community pride for Lake Cunningham,” said Brook Bench, Executive Director of Lake Cunningham Development Trust. “We envision generations coming together here for years to come to enjoy nature and an outdoor escape right here within our city limits.”

More new additions include grills and firepits at all the campground stalls. With talks of boaters possibly getting back on the lake, officials also announce boat ramps being open during the lake’s hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Voluntary boat cleaning will also be available to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels species.

“We are looking forward to opening soon and seeing the positive impact that Lake Cunningham has for the community and addressing ways that we can better serve the public and parkgoers,” said Bench.

The Lake Cunningham Development Trust is collaborating with the City of Omaha and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on this $23 million renovation project that includes a new loop trail for walkers and bikers and two new pedestrian bridges.

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