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Lake Arlington fishing pier

Lake Arlington Park

This man-made lake (the earth removed was transported to a landfill to form Nickol Knoll Golf Club) was created to ease flooding problems. The 1.84 mile walking path (measured from the building) is used year-round. Whether you venture into the natural area and cross two short bridges or bypass this and stay on the outer path, it is one continuous loop. Extensive renovations to the path, playgrounds, outdoor exercise area, fishing, and boat piers were completed in 2018. The 50-acre detention lake allows boating and fishing (catch and release only- except gizzard shad and carp) but no swimming. A fishing license is required for 16-65 year olds and can be purchased at any bait shop or online at The lake is stocked every season with a variety of fish. A wooden platform walkway with a gazebo brings pedestrians to the fishing pier. Another gazebo is located on the northeast side of the path.

Lake Arlington Park shelter

Outdoor Bathroom Access is available early Spring through early Fall or until about November 15.

The path around Lake Arlington Park is 1.96 miles.

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Contact Kevin Keister, Supervisor of Lake Arlington & Camelot Parks for details.

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Lake Arlington Park Features & Amenities

  • Bike/Walk Path
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Park
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Area with Shelter
  • Playground
  • Playground ages 2-12
  • Public Restrooms
  • Seating Area
  • Special Use
  • WiFi
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