Lake at Forest Hill Park re-opens to public

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The lake at Forest Hill Park got a complete face lift.

The lake has been dredged and stocked with fish.

The surrounding area has been manicured and now welcomes everyone including fishermen, joggers, and boaters to the park.

The restoration came in well under the budgeted $1.4 million and at a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, newcomers were happy to see the new look.

"Overjoyed," said park visitor roger clark. "It's wonderful to have boats on the lake."

"The city is committed to more green spaces, it is absolutely imperative that we have places for families together, people to have picnics and just to enjoy nature," said Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones.

Work on a new pedestrian bridge in the park was delayed because of problems meeting federal environmental regulations.

The unveiling of a plaque for the Harvey family, murdered in 2006, will also be delayed several months.

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