Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyIn response to public input and to increase safety for swimmers, the City of Lacey recently made improvements to Long Lake Park, located at 2790 Carpenter Road (adjacent to Thurston County Fairgrounds).Lake Access and Small-Craft RentalsPark visitors can use the new, small-craft launch area to access Long Lake during park hours(7 a.m. – dusk). The launch is available for canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddleboards, and other similar small craft; however, motorized boats are not allowed.In addition to the new small-craft launch area, Northwest Paddle Surfers will be on-site renting stand-up paddleboards and kayaks (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: June 23 – September 3, daily, and September 4 – 30, Friday – Sunday. For rental details, or to make a reservation, visit Northwestpaddlesurfers.com.Swimming Area Safety ImprovementsTo increase safety for swimmers at Long Lake Park, the City of Lacey added guardrails to the outer edge of the dock. In addition, swimming is not allowed in the small-craft launch area. As in prior years, lifeguards will be on duty, 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., daily, from June 23 – September 3, 2018.Lacey has one of the finest municipal park systems in the state. Long Lake Park, one of the finest swimming beaches in Thurston County, includes 285 feet of beach frontage, as well as sand volleyball, picnic facilities, and pedestrian trails. For more information about Lacey’s parks, visit ci.lacey.wa.us/VisitParks.