Consultants, park officials explain Cattail Cove designs | Local News Stories – Arizona News

Consultants, park officials explain Cattail Cove designs | Local News Stories – Arizona News

Cattail Cove State Park celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. From the park’s high-reaching slopes and rugged crevices, park managers are already looking to projects on the horizon that could enhance the park for decades to come.

Park managers and representatives from consulting firm Kimley-Horn met with nearly two dozen stakeholders Thursday evening at Havasu’s Water Safety Center, where they discussed conceptual designs for Cattail Cove renovations. There, the public offered comment and suggestions for new features for the park – including the status of property formerly known as Sandpoint Marina & RV Park.

Sandpoint was closed in early 2015 after the expiration of its owners’ 40-year lease. Now, stakeholders are eager to see how Cattail Cove State Park will assimilate and improve the property.

“This park isn’t a few hundred acres, but several thousand,” said Kimley-Horn representative Jeff Katzke at Thursday’s meeting. “There is a big picture, but the big emphasis tonight is about Phase One.”

Phase One of Cattail Cove’s redevelopment will include the installation of a new marina and restaurant facility where Sandpoint Marina once stood. The development also will include moving Cattail Cove’s ranger contact station more toward State Route 95, eliminating the inconvenience for visitors who may not be sure which road to take upon entering. The designs also necessitate the installation of a new, centralized utilities system to replace the Cove’s present, dwindling amenities.

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